Author: Emily

The Value of Repetition for the Student with Dyslexia
multi-sensory teaching | Neuroplasticity | Uncategorized

The Value of Repetition for the Student with Dyslexia

For many years, those of us who work with striving readers and writers have known that certain strategies or techniques are effective, but we haven’t really been able to tell WHY. We’ve known that students with dyslexia often have a pattern of areas of weakness in their psychological testing. We have theories and observations grounded…

What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like?
Getting started with O.G. | Orton-Gillingham | Structured Literacy

What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like?

I’m digging into specific principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Three words are key to describing some of the principles that define Orton-Gillingham. Instruction is explicit, systematic, and sequential. While these principles are crucial for your students with dyslexia or learning challenges, they also constitute powerful teaching for most of your learners. What does explicit, systematic…