1 in every 5 students is dyslexic. In a classroom of 25 students, 5 will struggle with reading.
The Orton-Gillingham approach is a wonderful way to reach all students. It can supplement an existing program or it can be used as the primary reading and spelling program.
The Orton-Gillingham approach gives students the tools they need to read over 90% of the words in the English language. Drills, finger-spelling, penciling and other tools help students decode and encode words easily. Explicit instruction of the spelling rules, syllable division rules, and syllable patterns help turn the light bulbs on for students. Using multi-sensory techniques helps to cement new concepts and aid learning and recall.
After third or fourth grade when reading instruction stops in the schools, many students will struggle. With a phonics program like O-G, students can continue to decode higher level words by using the tools and techniques they have learned.
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Learning Disabilities Simulation
Experience the difficulties and frustrations that individuals with learning disabilities face every day through simulation exercises. This informative workshop focuses on reading, handwriting, and auditory processing disabilities. Create awareness, understanding, and tolerance of learning disabilities by experiencing firsthand the struggles students with disabilities encounter in the classroom. Learn how to encourage and motivate students with high frustration levels and low self esteem. Call 616-243-READ for scheduling information and cost.