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Top Resources for Teaching Kids about the Brain
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Top Resources for Teaching Kids about the Brain

Many times, your students with dyslexia or other learning differences mistakenly believe that their brain is somehow defective. You might hear them referring to themselves as stupid. These are insults that are often used to bully or insult children with learning challenges. One of the ways you can empower your students is to teach them…

How to Teach Schwa Vowels Part 2: Tips for Teaching Other Schwa Vowels

How to Teach Schwa Vowels Part 2: Tips for Teaching Other Schwa Vowels

In Part 1 of Teaching Schwa Vowels, we talked about strategies for learning schwa a. Schwa a is a great place to introduce the schwa vowel because it is predictable in its location and spelling. In addition, this post offers a lot of suggestions about teaching children about accent and stress which is a necessary…

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How to Explain Multisensory Instruction to Families

When you’re the parent of a child with a diagnosis like dyslexia can be overwhelming. Relief over finally having answers and a plan for helping your child can swiftly turn to a feeling of being unprepared. Parents find themselves faced with an abundance of new information, unfamiliar terms in both legalese and “teacherese” and overwhelming…

How To Keep Your Orton-Gillingham Lessons Multisensory When Tutoring Online
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How To Keep Your Orton-Gillingham Lessons Multisensory When Tutoring Online

Multisensory teaching is a key element of instruction for students with dyslexia. Orton Gillingham has become synonymous with multisensory instruction, but let’s review what multisensory actually means. Multisensory teaching engages multiple senses for the student to support their learning. Ideally, this would involve the senses of sight, hearing and touch or movement. When I am…

Is it OI or OY? Multisensory Spelling Strategies

Is it OI or OY? Multisensory Spelling Strategies

When you’re thinking about spelling a word with oi or oy, your location is everything. Try some of these multisensory spelling strategies. In some ways, the /oy/ sound is one of the more straightforward vowel teams and spelling generalizations that your students learn during their Orton-Gillingham lessons. The /oy/ sound really only has 2 spellings:…

Top Ten Tips for Teaching Consonant Blends

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 and writing Latin roots and Greek combining forms.   Your students may come to you already confident…