Orton Gillingham Reading Instruction
One of the most effective dyslexia strategies for remediation is The Orton-Gillingham Approach. Orton-Gillingham is not a method, program or system. It is a multisensory learning approach used to instruct those who have trouble learning to read and spell accurately.
Primarily used with dyslexic students, the Orton-Gillingham approach is taught in one-on-one tutoring or in a small group.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a reading and language disorder. Individuals with dyslexia have difficulty with reading, spelling, writing and oftentimes, oral language skills even though they have normal intellectual ability and appropriate educational opportunities.

Preschool-Aged Red Flags for Dyslexia:

Difficulties with phonemic awareness or the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds in words are beginning signs that your child may have dyslexia. Examples of phonemic awareness skills are:

  • Segmenting syllables (e.g., “how many syllables do you hear in watermelon?”)

  • Rhyming (e.g., “which word rhymes with hat; star or mat”?)

  • Phoneme isolation (e.g., “in the word star, is the /s/ at the beginning, middle or end of the word?”)

  • Sound deletion (e.g., “say cat without the /k/.”)

Other signs may include:

  • Trouble reading single words

  • Trouble generating rhyming words or identifying which words don’t belong

  • Reversing letters and words (e.g., tab/bat)

  • Difficulty identifying sounds at the beginning or end of a word (e.g., “what word begins with /t/; tall or boat?”)

With consistent systematic treatment, children with dyslexia can learn to compensate for their disorder, as well as begin to enjoy reading and writing.

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