Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Phonics First in a Virtual Classroom: A Guide for Parents

Posted by Brainspring (StephanieCastillo) on 10th May 2021

Hi Parents! If you’re reading this, your child receives phonics instruction using a program called Phonics First®. As we all adapt to virtual classrooms, your help with Phonics First® will be very im … read more

Finishing the School Year Strong

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Apr 2021

Soon, the 2020-21 school year will come to an end! Along with the excitement (and the kids think THEY are excited!), always comes a sense of urgency and regret. I feel like I could have done more, cou … read more

“My Word for the Year is Compassion.”

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Mar 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 had been a very challenging year (and 2021 hasn’t seen a drastic improvement)! Throughout all, teachers and parents have tried very hard to adjust, sometimes doing it well … read more

“Stop making the words swirl!”

Posted by Brainspring on 28th Jan 2021

Almost seven years ago, I attended a class called “How to Screen for Dyslexia” instructed by Susan Barton, author of The Barton Spelling System and recognized by the International Dyslexia Association … read more