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Feb 16

4 Common Advanced Language Spelling Errors

mbernard

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder in individuals who, despite conventional classroom experience & average to above average intelligence, fail to attain the skills of reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and sometimes arithmetic. With the appropriate tools and strategies to enhance literacy skills, such as the Orton-Gillingham Approach, those with Dyslexia are able find optimal success. There […]

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20
Jan 16

Literacy Development

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy offers an array of literacy development resources designed to assist those who teach individuals with Dyslexia. Our courses and resources are structured sequentially to effectively deliver successful reading instruction. We refer to this sequential flow as essential building blocks to mastery of literacy skills. Phonological awareness is the foundational building block […]

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15
Jan 16

Tactile Touch Screen

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is a proud partner of the Tacscreen! The Tacscreen is a tactile touch screen that is particularly powerful for learners diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or ADHD, as well as for other groups of tactile learners.     The science behind Tacscreen:   Fingertip stimulation creates a stronger, more permanent connection to the brain […]

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11
Jan 16

Oh, The Places We Will Read In!

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is so pleased to welcome Lorna Wooldridge as our guest blogger. Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher Education in England & holds a Certificate of Professional Practice from Roehampton Institute in London: “Teaching Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties/Dyslexia.”   Lorna is certified by the […]

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25
Dec 15

Learning Disability or Learning Difference

mbernard

I am not big on “political correctness” & I believe we can be so wrapped up in terminology that we forget that we are talking about real people with real stories to share. Sometimes being politically correct supersedes genuine dialogue with another person. I have seen incidences where individuals reach out for support only to […]

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09
Dec 15

Empowered Teachers

admin

I have been facilitating Orton Gillingham teacher trainings for years and there is little more rewarding than to observe teachers experience that “ah-ha” moment as they learn this amazing approach. At the close of a week long onsite training or upon completing a course via our online platform, they are eagerly ready & excited to […]

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