What is the Orton Gillingham method?

Dr. Samuel Orton, was a physician and seminal researcher who explored the relationship between reading difficulties and the brain. Prior to his research, reading disabilities were considered to be a sociological problem. Dr. Orton labeled reading disabilities “word blindness”. As his research progressed, Dr. Orton and his staff believed that children who had this type … Continue reading What is the Orton Gillingham method?

Being the Parent and the Teacher

Dear Homeschooling Moms and Dads, If you are thinking, “How does that person stand up in front of the class every day and create those engaging strategies to fill students’ brains with the information they need? We want them to be productive and happy citizens! How do kids learn?” Let me help! Jean Piaget is … Continue reading Being the Parent and the Teacher

Supporting All Students

I believe that every student wants to be successful! This letter addresses some of the ways in which I have helped students support that goal. There are some students with reading disabilities who may also have co-morbid disabilities. Co-morbid means that they have reading differences, and may have Attention Deficit Disorders, or Sensory Processing Disorders, … Continue reading Supporting All Students