I am a wife and mother of three children. I worked in Early Childhood Education for over 18 years. During that time, I founded and directed an Early Childhood Education program at my church in 2009. This program received the highest ratings in Kindergarten Readiness scores for the duration of the program. When it became evident that two of my children were struggling in school, I knew that I needed to be able to help my own children with their education. It took over two years to be able to understand why my children were not learning at the same rate as their peers. After extensive neurological testing, my two children were diagnosed with Dyslexia. The severity of Dyslexia ranges from mild to severe. The Orton Gillingham Approach was the recommended method for remediation by the neuropsychologist. There were no certified Orton Gillingham practitioners in my area to my dismay. I wanted to get my children the help they needed, so I decided to get trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. I went on to obtain my certification and became a certified Orton Gillingham practitioner.
Structured literacy instruction using the Orton Gillingham Approach to teach
foundational literacy skills.
Recommendations for Orton Gillingham lessons: "Ideally, lessons for a student with a language disability should be scheduled five days a week during regular school hours. If this is not possible, then they should be scheduled a minimum of three times a week. Fewer lessons than three a week would not be advisable if the problem is severe. Sometimes, if this schedule is not possible, one may have to compromise, yet always strive toward the ideal" (Paula Rome and Jean Osman Language Tool Kit, 2004).
In order to maintain the fidelity of the Orton Gillingham Approach, a minimum of two sessions per week is required.
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Stuart, Fl 34994
What Happy Parents and Students Say:
My daughter began the 7th grade reading at a Kindergarten level. We tried so many ways to get her the help she needed but we would always get the same response, “She will get it soon.” Well, that “soon” never came until my daughter began being tutored using the Orton Gillingham approach. My daughter began being tutored the summer of her 8th grade year. The progress my daughter has made is amazing! I can’t say enough good things about this program. Ms. Angela is kind, compassionate, and puts her full heart into her work. My daughter is now in the 9th grade, and reading at a 5th grade level or higher and her comprehension score is at the beginning of 9th grade! This program has changed our lives not only did my daughter learn to read, but she gained confidence and independence.