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December 17, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

The Orton Gillingham Approach: What is it?

In the 1930’s, Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham developed a language based approach to reading instruction, now commonly known as the Orton Gillingham Approach. It was originally designed to help struggling readers by explicitly teaching them the connections between sounds and letters. Nowadays, Orton Gillingham is a highly structured, multisensory approach, widely used with beginning and struggling readers.

December 6, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Audiobooks and Immersion Readers: Do They Help or Hurt My Child?

The main reason for reading is to gain information, how you receive the information is unimportant. In fact, reading to your child and/or using audiobooks and immersion readers can only help increase your child’s reading skills.

November 19, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Dyslexia: Is It Really That Common?

You might be surprised to learn just how prevalent dyslexia is. Current findings show that 1 out of every 5 people are dyslexic. That’s a whopping 20% of the population!

November 16, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Controlled Readers: Are They Really That Important?

Controlled readers or decodable books are books that contain only the phonetic sounds and skills your child has mastered. And, yes, they are important! Give a student a book they can fully decode and they can not only practice their learned decoding skills, but also increase their confidence and reading fluency.