Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Accented Syllables: Meaning & Examples

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jun 2024

Have you ever marveled at how the sway of stress in a sentence can change its entire meaning? Stress is the art of the accented syllable – an essential yet often overlooked aspect of the English l … read more

SSS - BH Student Jon Chapie - Autumn's email 4/8

Posted by Brainspring (StephanieCastillo) on 10th May 2021

  As discussed Jonathan attend for 96 sessions. He fully completed Layer 2 and got up to Layer 3 post-assessing, but would have needed review had he not exited. That being said, the post-test … read more

Reading as a Family

Posted by Brainspring (StephanieCastillo) on 10th May 2021

As we await the birth of our great-niece, I am feeling all the warm fuzzies and nostalgia of a Momma Bear. My now-grown daughters, my husband, and I all picked our favorite children’s books for baby B … read more

Multisensory Monday: Sound Visualization 

Posted by Brainspring on 31st Jan 2021

Phonemic Awareness is at the top of the phonological awareness continuum. Readers must be able to blend, manipulate, and delete phonemes in their heads with automaticity. Often, we hear these skills r … read more

Teaming up to Tackle Homework Together

Posted by Brainspring on 13th 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