ORTON-GILLINGHAM WEEKLY

Kindergarten Reading Readiness

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jan 2021

One of the most common questions I am asked is, “What does my child need to know before starting Kindergarten?” Kindergartners are expected to know a lot by the end of their school year, and psycholog … read more

Asking For Help

Posted by Brainspring on 9th Dec 2020

We have all heard the saying, “it takes a village” when referring to raising children. Whether your village is family, friends, your child’s school staff, church members, daycare, babysitters, anyone … read more

Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers

Posted by Brainspring on 8th Oct 2020

Parents often ask how to help their child when they struggle in reading. Not knowing where to begin and perhaps fearful of saying/doing the wrong things, parents want a script of what to say or do to … read more

Teaming up to Tackle Homework Together

Posted by Brainspring on 12th Aug 2020

Homework battles have plagued the educational system for over a century.  Early in the nineteenth century, many people worried homework caused undue stress on children, so homework demands were eased … read more

Seven Ways to Slow the Summer Slide

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Jun 2020

For many, this year’s summer vacation from school got off to a very early start. Thousands of children were dismissed from the traditional classroom in mid-March due to the coronavirus. Although many … read more

Multisensory Monday: Memory Match

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Jun 2020

It’s pretty darn hard to read without the ability to associate letter sounds with the appropriate letter (grapheme). This game is a twist on the classic Memory game and can be played with two or more … read more