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

Deep Reading Amid A Digital World

Posted by Brainspring on 2nd Dec 2020

Educators have been thrown onto the fast track of digital instruction. During this time, many have reflected on current trends of teaching instruction as well as learning and adapting to new ways of d … 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

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