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Jan 15

Ben Foss Advocates the Orton-Gillingham Approach

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Disability rights activist Ben Foss advocates the Orton-Gillingham Approach to remediate students with Dyslexia. Ben Foss Advocates the Orton-Gillingham Approach & is a proud dyslexic, entrepreneur, and activist who believes everyone can learn to have less shame and more joy in their lives. He is the inventor of the Intel Reader®, a device CNN called “too […]

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26
Jan 15

English Language Accent Placements

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It is important to incorporate the rules governing the English language, including accent placements, within the Orton Gillingham lesson plan. Automaticity with the English language accent placements will occur for those with Dyslexia with ample practice and exposure during an Orton Gillingham lesson.       Let’s look at the rules for English language accent placements: […]

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03
Dec 14

How to Assess Struggling Readers

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It is not enough to know that a student is a struggling reader. Knowing a child’s grade level in terms of reading is helpful, but this is still not enough information to plan a targeted program of remediation.     There are many commercial diagnostic assessments available; however, any assessment, whether commercial or teacher- designed, […]

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01
Dec 14

Orton Gillingham Training

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The Orton Gillingham Online Academy (OGOA) is a training academy that provides a resource for those who teach individuals with language-based learning differences.     The Orton Gillingham training materials can be delivered in a variety of ways:   As an IEP pull-out strategy for reading/spelling As an RTI intervention for small groups (tier 2 […]

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24
Nov 14

Reading Fluency for Struggling Readers

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    1.) What is reading fluency?   Fluency is made up of “accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression.” (Hudson, Lane, Pullen, 2005)   Reading fluency is reading at an appropriate pace, with accuracy and expression.   It involves not only automatic word identification but also the […]

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17
Nov 14

Phonemic Awareness

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      A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in spoken language. There are about 25 consonant phonemes and about 18 vowel phonemes, or sounds. Seven phonemes such as /ch/ and /sh/ are represented by two letters.   Phonemic Awareness is… identifying and manipulating sounds of spoken language. “Phonemic awareness instruction/practice can be […]

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