Reaching Struggling Readers
Looking for multisensory activities for teaching reading? Are you interested in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction? Or current information on effective strategies for struggling readers or students with dyslexia? What about a place to learn and share ideas to improve education? Then you’re in the right place. I want this blog to be a resource for anyone looking to make a difference in the education of students, especially struggling readers! Please share your thoughts, experiences, comments and questions.
The future (and the Common Core) demand that we prepare our students to be creative, problem-solvers. They need to develop a deeper understanding of underlying concepts, not just surface knowledge of procedures. We need to teach them to engage with the world and their learning like artists or scientists: OBSERVE, COLLECT, ANALYZE, COMPARE, NOTICE PATTERNS. Let's do the same ourselves! We can incorporate multisensory strategies into our instruction. And we can become involved in shaping the future of education.
Phonics First is Orton-GIllingham!
Many of my ideas are based on Phonics First, Reading and Language Arts Centers’ (RLAC) Orton-Gillingham based program. We specialize in teaching reading to beginning, at risk and struggling readers, including those with dyslexia. Phonics First is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and the International Multisensory Structured Language Council. Our focus is on multisensory instruction because it is essential to improve the achievement of struggling readers. Not only are these strategies based on up-to-date evidence and reading research, they make reading instruction engaging and interactive!