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

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Tools: Sand Tray

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Tools: Sand Tray

Posted by Brainspring on 17th May 2018

The Sand Tray is an essential multisensory tool in most Orton-Gillingham programs. In this video, we provide helpful hints for using the sand tray in a multisensory way. Why Do We Use the Sand Tray? … read more
Reading and Dyslexia Legislation Unveil the Need for Reading Instruction Changes

Reading and Dyslexia Legislation Unveil the Need for Reading Instruction Changes

Posted by Angelina Spiteri-Bender on 15th Mar 2018

While coaching teachers in Phonics First® (Brainspring’s accredited Orton-Gillingham based program) a couple of weeks ago at a local Michigan school,  I could not help but be drawn to the litera … read more
Multisensory Monday- Syllable Sort

Multisensory Monday- Syllable Sort

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 15th Jan 2018

In Brainspring’s Phonics First® and Stuctures® programs, syllabication is one of the main components of the Five-Part Lesson Plan. The eight different syllable types are introduced one-at-a-time … read more