My greatest desire and privilege is to provide a solution to struggling readers so that each student whom I teach will be able to competently read, write, and spell with confidence.
1 OUT OF 5 people have dyslexia
Dyslexia is an inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell in your native language—despite at least average intelligence. Thanks to research from the National Institutes of Health, we know that dyslexia is the number one reason bright students struggle with reading, spelling, and written expression. Your child might have dyslexia, check below!
For a child with dyslexia, independent, scientific, replicated research supports the use of a reading system that is simultaneously multi-sensory, systematic, and cumulative, with direct and explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, followed by synthetic and analytic phonics with intense practice.
The Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Method was developed in the early 1930's by Anna Gillingham and a group of master teachers. Dr. Samuel Orton assigned Anna's group the task of designing a whole new way of teaching the phonemic structure of our written language to people with dyslexia. The goal was to create a sequential system that builds on itself in an almost 3-dimensional way. It must show how sounds and letters are related and how they act in words; it must also show how to attack a word and break it into smaller pieces. And it must be a multi-sensory approach, as dyslexic people learn best by involving all of their senses: visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic.