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

ADHD: A Mother’s Perspective

ADHD: A Mother’s Perspective

Posted by Brainspring on 20th Aug 2019

I knew my son was different at his first birthday. Having two older sisters, I could have attributed his habits and behaviors to “being a boy”, however I sensed something else was wrong. My son (we wi … read more
Multisensory Monday: 1-1-1 Doubling Rule Game

Multisensory Monday: 1-1-1 Doubling Rule Game

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 24th Sep 2018

Games are a great way to reinforce learning, especially for more complex concepts and rules. The 1-1-1 Doubling Rule is one of the Three- Great Rules and often required review or re-teaching. The rule … read more
Multisensory Monday: Two-Syllable Word Builders

Multisensory Monday: Two-Syllable Word Builders

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 6th Aug 2018

Today’s Multisensory Monday activity allows students to practice building and reading two-syllable words using craft sticks! This activity is inexpensive, durable, easy-to-store, fun-to-use, and … read more
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