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

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

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

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