An Orton-Gillingham based education blog sharing multisensory teaching strategies, information and ideas for teaching reading.

Multisensory Monday: Reading Obstacle Course

Posted by Brainspring on 26th Jul 2020

Summer is a time to get out and play. Why not combine play with the challenge of thinking and create an obstacle course? Your course can include running, jumping, climbing, crawling, balancing, swimm … read more

Multisensory Monday: Pebble Push

Posted by Brainspring on 20th Jul 2020

According to author Jo Fitzpatrick, the path to phonemic awareness is sequential. It begins with an awareness of spoken words, then syllables (cat =1 syllable), followed by onsets and rimes (c-at) and … read more

Five Ways to Slow the Teacher Slide

Posted by Brainspring on 16th Jul 2020

Many of us in the education community have heard about the summer slide that our students experience. But what about us educators? How many of us have participated in useful professional development, … read more

Multisensory Monday: Road Trip Sound & Seek

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jul 2020

Back in the day, my siblings and I would play the Alphabet game during every family trip. We’d find words in writing that began with each letter of the alphabet in ABC order. The first one to get all … read more