Dyslexia, Reading & Writing
What is Orton-Gillingham?
The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading was originally developed to support children with dyslexia. The theory combines multi-sensory techniques along with the structure of the English language. The items taught include: phonemes and morphemes, such as prefixes, suffixes and roots, in addition to common spelling rules.
What are the benefits of multi-sensory learning?
A combination of auditory, kinesthetic and visual learning has been found to increase concentration, focus and improve alertness and awareness.
How do I know if this is right for my child?
The learning curriculum is adapted according to the child’s needs, and appropriate teaching strategies are implemented to support their strengths and work on individual weaknesses. It’s taught one-to-one, ideally in one-hour sessions twice a week.