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

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

“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

Reading Anxiety in Children

Posted by Brainspring on 18th Feb 2021

[Editor’s Note: This article was first published in August 2019.] If you watch television, are on social media, listen to the radio, or read magazines, you have likely seen dozens of advertiseme … 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