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The K or CK Rule In Spelling

K  or CK? Is there a rhyme or reason? After introducing the FLOSS rule, the next spelling generalization that is usually taught is the K/CK spelling generalization. This is an incredibly useful and freeing spelling generalization…
Floss Rule Spelling Activities

Multisensory Spelling Strategies for Teaching The Floss Rule

Tips for Teaching the FLOSS Spelling Generalization Some of the most powerful tools we teach our Orton Gillingham students are spelling generalizations to help them choose the correct spelling option. Most adults are not even aware of…

Top Ten Tips for Teaching Consonant Blends

Decoding and encoding consonant blends is among the most important concepts you teach your beginning readers. This is a skill they will use across multiple syllable types, in both single syllable and multi-syllabic words and even in reading…

Multisensory Math Activities That Really Work

Many children and adults struggle with math. Teaching multisensory math techniques as well as incorporating multisensory math activities into lesson plans is not only best practice for students with dyscalculia, but can be helpful for all learners.…
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Effective Decoding Strategies To Improve Reading

Many teachers are familiar with decoding strategies that may emphasize the use of picture clues, meaning and self-monitoring. Sometimes these decoding activities are even given cute nicknames to help students remember. While we want students…
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If You Suspect Dyslexia In Your Child

If You Suspect Dyslexia...Perhaps your child is struggling with reading and writing and you are questioning what might be going on. Maybe you’ve seen a list of red flags for dyslexia and see some of them in your son. Reading may have been…

Tips for Teaching Consonant Digraphs

Many children have some knowledge of consonant digraphs when they start their Orton Gillingham lesson with an Orton-Gillingham tutor, although few really are familiar with the term digraph, its definition, or all of the digraphs we teach in…

Online Supplemental Resources To Support The Big Five In The National Reading Panel

 Please welcome, Lorna Wooldridge as my guest blogger! In a recent blog I wrote for the Orton-Gillingham Online Academy (OGOA) on “The National Reading Panel and The Big Five”, I explained what exactly “The Big Five” are,…
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Seven Tips for Success When Starting with New Orton-Gillingham Students

7 Tips for Getting Off to a Great Start with a New StudentWhen parents come to me seeking help for their child, very often it is the child’s emotional well-being that has been the final catalyst to seek tutoring. Struggling readers often begin…
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Back to School Tips for A Child with Dyslexia

6 Back to School Tips for A Child with Dyslexia The beginning of a new school year is a time of very mixed emotions for many kids. Excitement about a new grade and new experiences blends with feelings of nervousness. For children that struggle…