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A Structured Literacy Approach: How to Help Your School With Making The Transition
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A Structured Literacy Approach: How to Help Your School With Making The Transition

One challenge that structured literacy practitioners face in their work is isolation and frustration with how to share their knowledge in a way that will be well received. While this is a bigger challenge for those working in a school setting, the issue may also arise for those in private practice when communicating with other…

Online Supplemental Resources To Support The Big Five In The National Reading Panel
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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, and why they are so important for reading. I plan to blog extensively about each one…

Seven Tips for Success When Starting with New Orton-Gillingham Students
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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 Student When 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 to think of themselves as “stupid” and their overall self-confidence and…

Multisensory Teaching Techniques in the Classroom
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Multisensory Teaching Techniques in the Classroom

  Using Multisensory Teaching Techniques Multisensory learning strategies are crucial not just for kids with dyslexia, or within Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, it is good solid teaching for ALL students. Incorporating multisensory learning tools into your classroom lessons will not replace intervention services, but it will make classroom lessons more accessible to students with learning differences.  …

The Essential Reading List for Orton-Gillingham Teachers and Tutors

  Today, I am providing you with a list of professional books that are truly invaluable if you teach reading. Whether you are just starting out on your journey with writing Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, in the middle of a practicum, starting a private practice, working in an elementary school, or a seasoned educator who’s used…

A Year In The Life of The Literacy Nest

Wrapping up a whole year as a certified dyslexia practitioner, I look at the accomplishments, the progress made and the people I have reached. Through the power of the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured literacy methodology, and dyslexia awareness spread through social media, I’ve been able to reach parents and other educators all over the world….

5 Sneaky Ways to Improve Handwriting

Students with dyslexia frequently struggle to have legible and fluent handwriting. In a world surrounded by computers, it can be easy to let handwriting slip through the cracks or decide it is unimportant. However, there are several good reasons to spend some time on cursive handwriting practice, whether you are a classroom teacher, support teacher…