Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Five Most Common Silent Final-E Rules

Posted by Brainspring on 28th Apr 2021

Learning to read and write in English is not easy. The 44 phonemes (sounds) in the English language are represented by 26 letters. More than 200 different letter combinations also represent these 44 p … read more

Multisensory Monday: Egg-cellent Blending

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Mar 2021

Warmer weather is upon us and with that comes new growth. It also brings along some holidays and events that are celebrated during this time. Stores are full of multicolored plastic eggs available. Th … read more

Learning to Read: The Starting Point

Posted by Brainspring on 17th Mar 2021

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2019.] Today’s blog gives a quick glimpse into the astounding, yet complicated, way in which our brains first start learning … read more

Multisensory Monday: Conversation Hearts

Posted by Brainspring on 14th Feb 2021

Conversation hearts are so much more than a sweet treat! These heart-shaped, sugary concoctions are a fantastic multisensory tool. Below are multiple activities you can do with them to incorporate som … read more

Alphabet Knowledge: A Must to Be Able to Read!

Posted by Brainspring on 3rd Feb 2021

So, you are ready to teach a child to read! There is some debate on whether a child needs to know the letter names or that just knowing the letter sounds is essential to reading. This debate seems to … read more