Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Kindergarten Reading Readiness

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jan 2021

One of the most common questions I am asked is, “What does my child need to know before starting Kindergarten?” Kindergartners are expected to know a lot by the end of their school year, and psycholog … read more

Multisensory Monday: Syllable Bingo

Posted by Brainspring on 15th Nov 2020

Who does not love a good game of Bingo? A classic game that can be altered in many ways to review material, Bingo takes few supplies and allows for endless excitement. If your students are working tow … read more

Multisensory Monday: Old-Fashion Fun

Posted by Brainspring on 30th Aug 2020

Happy Monday everyone! As we begin this new (and very unique) school year, some of us may find ourselves shuffling to find effective ways for our students or children to strengthen and retain reading … 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: Pebble Push

Posted by Brainspring on 20th Jul 2020

According to author Jo Fitzpatrick, the path to phonemic awareness is sequential. It begins with an awareness of spoken words, then syllables (cat =1 syllable), followed by onsets and rimes (c-at) and … read more