Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory approach that has proven success. Orton-Gillingham focuses on teaching kids to read at the word level. While it can help develop reading comprehension, that is not the primary goal.
This approach uses multiple pathways to help kids learn. For example, the students might learn the letter s by seeing it, saying its name, and sounding it out while writing it with their fingers in shaving cream.
Orton-Gillingham also puts a strong emphasis on understanding the hows and whys behind reading. Students might explore why the letter s sounds one way in the word plays and another way in the word snake. Once they know consistent rules and patterns, they’ll be better able to decode words on their own.
This approach is appropriate for any age student who is struggling with reading.
If you would like to discuss this approach further or you would like to set up a consultation for your child to be assessed, please call Tricia at 586-879-5750 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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