Jul 102014
 
Orton Gillingham Reading Program for Dyslexia - 14 Choices

14 PROVEN Orton Gillingham Reading Program Choices When your child is falling behind in reading, you don’t want to mess around with reading programs that aren’t effective. While there are MANY great reading programs on the market, many are NOT effective for kids with diagnosed dyslexia. Whether your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia or not, the Orton Gillingham reading program for dyslexia choices listed below are proven dyslexia programs.  They are proven by research to be effective for teaching reading to children who are diagnosed with dyslexia. Whether or not a specific Orton Gillingham reading program for dyslexia will be […]

Jun 092014
 
Cool Reading Games for Kids, Fun Practice for Dyslexia

Got a child who HATES reading or a reluctant reader who needs to practice reading skills? Cool Reading Games can engage your child in learning, especially your child is a reluctant reader or has dyslexia. If your child has ADHD, dyslexia, or another learning disability, using these cool reading games will engage your child in learning. The more your child has exposure to cool reading games, the more the games will help build your child’s reading skills. Below, I have shared several online cool reading games. The programs are listed in three sections: Free reading games, Paid reading games for […]

Jun 042014
 
Effective Orton Gillingham Approach Reading Programs for Homeschooling Dyslexia

We’ve known for decades: Orton Gillingham Approach Reading Programs are effective for teaching children with dyslexia to read: If your child has been diagnosed (officially) with dyslexia by a qualified neuropsychologist, psychologist, or psychoeducational evaluator, then you probably need to use an Orton-Gillingham reading program for homeschooling to teach your child how to read. The Orton-Gillingham (O-G) methodology was devised by Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham, and is a multisensory method used to teach children with true dyslexia to read.  Orton-Gillingham itself is not an actual program, but there are many reading programs available that use the Orton-Gillingham methodology that can […]

Dec 022013
 
Overcoming Dyslexia through Homeschooling: Our Third Year

My oldest child’s reading level jumped 3+ grade levels, from a 10th grade equivalent to a 13+ grade equivalent (college level) during our third year of overcoming dyslexia through homeschooling. Here are the programs and instruction we used during our third year of homeschooling: OUR THIRD YEAR Overcoming Dyslexia through Homeschooling: We used Earobics daily throughout our summer following the second year as part of our “Power Hour”. *Power Hour* is a means for us to spend one hour on academics each day of the summer. Having a “Power Hour” keeps the children’s skills from regressing, and helps them maintain […]

Dec 022013
 
Overcoming Dyslexia through Homeschooling: Our First Year

My oldest child’s reading level jumped 6 grade levels in our first year of homeschooling to overcome dyslexia. Here is what our homeschooling program looked like during our first year: OUR FIRST YEAR Overcoming Dyslexia through Homeschooling: We used Lexia Learning’s Strategies for Older Students daily for approximately 20 minutes each day. Lexia’s program is an online Orton-Gillingham reading program, geared towards children who are nine or older, but being a computer program it doesn’t provide much in the way of kinesthetic learning. The lessons take a ‘game’ format, are interactive, and take place on a computer. I bought the […]

Dec 022013
 
Overcoming Dyslexia through Homeschooling: Our Second Year

During our second year of homeschooling to overcome dyslexia, my oldest child’s reading level jumped 4 grade levels from a sixth grade equivalent to a 10th grade equivalent. Here are the programs and methods we used during our second year of homeschooling: OUR SECOND YEAR Overcoming Dyslexia through Homeschooling: For our second year of overcoming dyslexia through homeschooling, we used Sonlight’s “Non-Western Nations of the World”, their fifth grade level curriculum. We continued with each child reading an entire chapter aloud on a daily basis. By the end of the year, each child’s reading fluency and reading speed was significantly […]

Dec 022013
 
Orton-Gillingham Training: A KEY to Overcoming Dyslexia at Home

Orton-Gillingham Training is a key to reading success if you feel helpless because your child is NOT making progress in learning to read. This is especially true if your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia or a specific learning disorder in reading. With Orton-Gillingham Training, you CAN help your child progress educationally by working with him at home. It is essential for you you understand HOW your child needs to be taught in order for your child to learn to read. The foundational, proven, time-tested methodology for teaching children with dyslexia how to read is the Orton-Gillingham Method. It is […]

Jul 102013
 
SPIRE Reading Program: GREAT for Overcoming Dyslexia

SPIRE Reading Program For Helping Your Child Overcome Dyslexia The SPIRE Reading Program was introduced to me during my Orton-Gillingham training. As parent, not a classroom teacher, I truly appreciated the clarity of the program and it’s solid, step-by-step explanations. The SPIRE Reading Program uses a proven scope and sequence, is time-tested, and it’s a program that has been carefully developed over time. S.P.I.R.E. (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) was written by an Orton-Gillingham Fellow. It is a high quality, Orton-Gillingham-based reading program created specifically to teach children with diagnosable dyslexia how to read. The Teacher’s Guides are scripted to provide good […]

Jul 102013
 
Speed Reading for Kids: A Way to Make Reading More Fun

About Speed Reading for Kids: Some children with dyslexia or ADHD can learn to speed read, especially if they are highly visual learners. Often they can speed read better than typical individuals, but they do have to be able to read first. Therefore, if your child has dyslexia, start with a good, proven reading program to teach your child to read, then come back to this page. Our Fun with Speed Reading for Kids I HAVE to tell you that I have been amazed (truly I have) at how well and how quickly my children, with mild to severe dyslexia, […]