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Dysgraphia and Developing Readers
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Dysgraphia and Developing Readers

As dyslexia teachers or parents, you understand the struggle many children have surrounding reading. The struggles surrounding writing problems may or may not build on reading difficulties. However, if your students do have trouble reading, they will also have trouble writing. After reading the book, Handwriting Brain Body Disconnect by Cheri Dotterer, I realized how limited my past understanding…

Tips for Teaching Nonsense Words
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Tips for Teaching Nonsense Words

What are nonsense words? Nonsense words are words that follow the patterns and rules of English, but are not actual words. Just like real words, nonsense words must contain a vowel, use real vowel patterns or consonant blends. For example, crob could be a nonsense word, but xzyml could not. By using the sounds of…

What Does Explicit, Systematic, and Sequential Teaching Look Like?
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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. In another post, I…

Tips for Starting Your Own Orton-Gillingham Tutoring Business
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Tips for Starting Your Own Orton-Gillingham Tutoring Business

You may have been thinking about starting your own Orton-Gillingham tutoring business, but you’re not really sure. Where do you even begin? Students who need Orton-Gillingham services are not always able to access them in their school or homeschooling setting, so we need your private services now more than ever! Enjoy this guest post by…