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Tips for Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills
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Tips for Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills

At some point in our work with students, we find a need to begin to teach our students to advocate for their own needs. This becomes increasingly important as students move into middle school and beyond. Teaching self-advocacy skills to someone with dyslexia involves empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand their…

6 Tips for Finding Orton-Gillingham Practicum Students
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6 Tips for Finding Orton-Gillingham Practicum Students

Finding Orton-Gillingham practicum students may seem intimidating, but it can be quite easy if you’re networking in the right places! What is an Orton-Gillingham Practicum? The O-G practicum is similar in many ways to student teaching. It is a way of putting theory into practice with the support and feedback of a mentor. A practicum…

Summer Tutoring Fun: 5 Tips for Orton-Gillingham Tutors
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Summer Tutoring Fun: 5 Tips for Orton-Gillingham Tutors

I am often asked whether I recommend students take the summer off from tutoring. In fact, I recommend quite the opposite. Increasing the amount of time spent on tutoring during a time of more flexible schedules is an excellent opportunity for students to make some real catch-up growth. Typical students without learning difficulties have some…

5 Tips for Supporting Challenged Readers  at Home
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5 Tips for Supporting Challenged Readers at Home

Parenting is full of challenges. Some of these challenges, such as homework, or supporting challenged readers, frequently turn into battles. For kids with reading difficulties, battles over homework and reading logs can be a particular problem. Parents often seek out my tutoring services because of the very unpleasant dynamic that has emerged when they try…

20+ Tips for Supporting Executive Function Skills at Home
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20+ Tips for Supporting Executive Function Skills at Home

Executive function refers to a set of brain-based cognitive processes that help us to plan, regulate our behavior, and achieve our goals. Depending on where you look, the number of executive function skills varies considerably. However, executive function skills are related to three main areas: working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. This includes skills such…

Early Literacy Tips to Support Language Development at Home

Early Literacy Tips to Support Language Development at Home

When we talk about language or English Language Arts and dyslexia, we are most often referring to reading and writing. But truly, language encompasses more. When students learn a foreign language, reading, writing, speaking, and listening are the necessary skills. For young children developing their language skills, these are the same categories. In general, speaking…

4 Tips to Find an Orton-Gillingham Tutor
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4 Tips to Find an Orton-Gillingham Tutor

When your child is struggling to learn to read or has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia, it can be overwhelming. Where do you start to find help? How do you protect your child who seems so beaten down by their school experiences? You realize you need help, but what kind of help should you look…

Back to School Tips for Structured Literacy Teachers
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Back to School Tips for Structured Literacy Teachers

Late summer means cooler evenings, and back to school. Even for the most seasoned teachers, back to school this year presents many new challenges. Nerves and uncertainty dull the shine of freshly sharpened pencils and new sneakers. The excitement of seeing friends is confused by social distancing requirements, separated cohorts, and face coverings. And holding…