Parents

Meet the Orton Gillingham Online Academy!

2019-06-27T16:17:58+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support, Parents|

It gives me great pleasure to share with you a little bit about my new partner, Marisa Bernard, founder and principal of the Orton Gillingham Online Academy.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have met her. Marisa is the personification of best practices in our field.  Yes, of course, she teaches the Orton Gillingham method which we all [...]

Fear and Loathing: Another New School Year!

2019-06-27T16:23:40+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support, Parents|

Here we are in another school year and all the attendant sleepless nights, angst, anger, fear, sense of helplessness. It’s already been terrifying for many folks. So, how do we best prepare for the expected unexpected snafus?  By being proactive. Remember that one of the principal tenets of my program, Your Child Restored:  From Suffering to [...]

Reading Problems in First Grade: Early Intervention is Key

2019-06-28T02:08:46+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support, Parents|

I have a great example of what should be done when your first grader starts showing signs of struggling with reading acquisition. Actually, in this case, our young lady was showing some signs of reading problems last year but mom gave her a bit more time to see how first grade would start out. Early intervention [...]

Transitions: A Young Adult with Dyslexia Has Lost His Way

2019-06-28T21:46:15+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support, Parents|

This is about adult dyslexia and how you can lose your way. I received an email from a distraught mother the other day. Her 19-year old son had recently graduated from high school and he had no real plan. He’s been pretty difficult to manage for quite some time (again, not uncommon in under-treated adult dyslexia) [...]