Author: Emily

Hi there! I’m Emily, Certified Dyslexia Practitioner and the creator of The Literacy Nest. I have been working with children from ages 1-12 since 2000 in a variety of settings.
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…

5 Tips for Ensuring Effective Routines in Orton-Gillingham Lessons
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5 Tips for Ensuring Effective Routines in Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Routines are an important part of Orton-Gillingham instruction for a number of reasons. Time is a precious commodity when working with students with dyslexia. Routines make lessons more efficient. Students know what to expect when there are well-established routines. This reduces stress and anxiety, but also requires less language when transitioning from one activity to…