Is your child struggling with reading or spelling? Early Warning Signs The Orton-Gillingham Approach
Has he or she been diagnosed with auditory or visual processing disorders?
You are not alone--- nearly 20% of the population is affected by dyslexia, many of whom are extremely gifted and successful people.
Early identification and intervention are extremely important. Research indicates the following:
This approach was developed in the early 1930's through a collaborative effort between Anna Gillingham, an educator, and Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a neuropsychiatrist. It is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible. In addition, it provides ongoing feedback and positive reinforcement.
Students having difficulty with reading and spelling benefit from the multisensory component which incorporates the simultaneous use of tactile, auditory and visual instruction. In addition, the Orton Gillingham Approach allows for ample repetition and "rehearsal" of new information. Because it is an individual approach, instruction pace is adjusted for students on an individual basis, helping to alleviate frustration.
Early Warning Signs The Orton-Gillingham Approach
The Orton-Gillingham Approach