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

Multisensory Monday: Bossy-R File Folder Game (Thanksgiving Edition)

Posted by Brainspring on 22nd Nov 2020

Break out the board games, Thanksgiving break is upon us! What do words such as turkey, sister, and whirl have in common? You guessed it: They all contain a Bossy-R sound! Bossy-R sounds, also known a … read more

Why Handwriting Matters

Posted by Brainspring on 12th Nov 2020

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in January 2019. The version you see below has been updated with additional resources. Trends in schools across the country have shown that stud … read more

5 Ways to Practice Phonemic Awareness at Home

Posted by Brainspring on 29th Jul 2020

As a teacher, I regularly am asked by parents, “What can I do to help my child?” The answer to this question is very simple, but also pretty complex – phonemic awareness. On the complex side, phonemic … read more