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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

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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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06
Nov 15

Accommodate Those with Dyslexia by Thinking Outside of the Box

mbernard

Many years ago as a special education teacher, I spent much time ascertaining what strategies and interventions I could use in the classroom to provide a learning environment conducive to student success. I learned very early on that we best accommodate those with Dyslexia by thinking outside of the box. Given this, it places an […]

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21
Oct 15

October is a Special Month

mbernard

October is a special month… It is a time for us to celebrate Dyslexia. I have been amazed at the wonderful outings & rallies organized to bring more awareness to Dyslexia, as well as the Orton-Gillingham Approach as being the seminal remedial tool for this population. More and more states are passing the Dyslexia Law, […]

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