Benefits of the Orton-Gillingham Approach For Students With Dyslexia

The Orton-Gillingham Approach to Dyslexia has a long history as one of the most effective ways for learning how to improve reading skills. As a dyslexic myself, I know firsthand that this is absolutely true. The Orton-Gillingham Approach not only addresses the specific difficulties associated with dyslexia and reading, but it also teaches students how […]

Tips to Help Teachers Identify Dyslexia in Their Students

Teachers often need tips to help them recognize dyslexia in students. Many students who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia do not present their problems as learning issues but rather as communication and writing difficulties. Even though dyslexia does not always mean a person has difficulty with specific language abilities, communication and writing are areas […]

Tips to Help Dyslexic Students

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects both the written and spoken language of a person. This can be a problem because it prevents the person from being able to understand what is being said around him. When reading or writing out something, he has to look up at the words and then decode the […]

Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training

One of the most innovative ways to prepare people for careers that demand highly developed reading and writing skills is with the Orton-Gillingham method. The Orton-Gillingham method was developed by two educators, William Reis and Frank Marshall. They recognized the need for teaching individuals who didn’t have good reading skills, but had strong written skills. […]

How To Choose An Intervention For Dyslexia

The importance of early intervention is frequently under-emphasized. That is, interventions for dyslexia do not really start at birth; rather, they are most effective when started at the second or even third birthday of an individual who suffers from this disabling learning disorder. Some things always bear repeating: the need to undertake a thorough psychiatric […]

The Importance of Early Identification of Dyslexia

The importance of early identification of dyslexia in learning settings has not received the attention it deserves. Research on this matter has been minimal and very limited. A recent meta-analysis of research aimed at identifying the relationship between early reading and writing disability and academic achievement showed that there is a strong link between these […]