Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Multisensory Monday: ABC & Digraph Scavenger Hunts

Posted by Brainspring on 3rd Aug 2020

One of the greatest things you can do for your child is develop their oral language. By speaking with your child, they are learning thousands of words, then storing them in their brain’s dictionary. W … read more

5 Ways to Practice Phonemic Awareness at Home

Posted by Brainspring on 29th Jul 2020

As a teacher, I regularly am asked by parents, “What can I do to help my child?” The answer to this question is very simple, but also pretty complex – phonemic awareness. On the complex side, phonemic … read more

Multisensory Monday: Reading Obstacle Course

Posted by Brainspring on 26th Jul 2020

Summer is a time to get out and play. Why not combine play with the challenge of thinking and create an obstacle course? Your course can include running, jumping, climbing, crawling, balancing, swimm … read more

Incentivizing Kids to Read

Posted by Brainspring on 22nd Jul 2020

“How can I encourage my child to want to read?” Every parent of a struggling reader regularly asks this. We know children gain important reading skills the more they read, however when rea … read more

Five Ways to Slow the Teacher Slide

Posted by Brainspring on 15th Jul 2020

Many of us in the education community have heard about the summer slide that our students experience. But what about us educators? How many of us have participated in useful professional development, … read more

Multisensory Monday: Road Trip Sound & Seek

Posted by Brainspring on 12th Jul 2020

Back in the day, my siblings and I would play the Alphabet game during every family trip. We’d find words in writing that began with each letter of the alphabet in ABC order. The first one to get all … read more