Is Orton-Gillingham Training Approach Worth It?

Is Orton-Gillingham Training Approach Worth It?

Teachers who have hands-on experience imparting training under the Orton Gillingham approach roughly estimate that even severely dyslexic students (including those suffering from ADHD), gain one grade level in reading within 75-100 hours’ worth of sessions. That can boil down to two hours of the child’s time for a month and a half. This seems … Read more

5 Must-Try Phonics Apps for Adults

5 Must-Try Phonics Apps for Adults

When one associate sounds with alphabets or letters, this method to teach reading is called phonics. Phonics is all about how different letters of the alphabet are pronounced. The correct pronunciation is essential for non-native English speakers preparing for Universal Exams like TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, and others. Why use phonics apps? A diverse range of apps is … Read more

Top 15 Vocabulary Building Apps for Adults

Top 15 Vocabulary Building Apps for Adults

Learning never stops, even if you’re an adult, especially when it comes to the ever-evolving and changing English language. All around the world today, people are looking to get wordy by learning new words and enhancing their vocabulary.  At times, it does feel like hitting a hard wall when you’re in the middle of a … Read more

Orton Gillingham IEP Goals – Approach, IEP Goals List, Tools and Challenges

Orton Gillingham IEP Goals - Approach, IEP Goals List, Tools and Challenges

The term Dyslexia is not some recently found disorder. Rudolf Berlin, a professor and eye specialist in a German city, introduced the term Dyslexia in 1896 to name the neurological impairment that interfered with children’s reading abilities. Several educators, researchers, and teaching specialists have been working in this field to find a solution to help … Read more

8 Best Reading Comprehension Apps for Adults

8 Best Reading Comprehension Apps for Adults

Why do adults need to know about Reading Comprehension? Yes, looking at the topic, this question might come across your mind. Actually, it is not always due to learning disabilities; first of all, let me tell you that! English is a global language. And, there is a whole lot of non-English speaking nations where this … Read more

IEP Goals for Decoding Multisyllables

IEP Goals for Decoding Multisyllables

Teacher, Butterfly, Table, Pencil, Helicopter – Do you know what is common about these words? Well, these are multisyllable words. If you know the sequence of these multisyllables, you can sound out and spell the words correctly. Hence, decoding multisyllables is one of the necessary elements of speech therapy. It is required for those kids … Read more

Fundamentals of Reading – Importance, Foundational Skills, Components and Strategies

Fundamentals of Reading - Importance, Foundational Skills, Components and Strategies

“My son has passed 7th grade but still struggles to read.” What should I do? I am sure this concern will resonate with many parents out there. Gadgets taking over books have created this situation, largely speaking. Kids remain attracted to gadgets and think that scrolling up and down the screen is a newfound way … Read more

10 Engaging Apps for Phonics Beginners

10 Engaging Apps for Phonics Beginners

A letter is the smallest unit of the English language, and each has a corresponding sound. When you learn to read, you need to learn how to break the words into letter sounds and blend them to produce correct pronunciation. This ability to break words into letter sounds and blend them back stems from phonics … Read more

5 Must-Read Phonics Books for Adults

5 Must Read Phonics Books for Adults

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure (link) for more info. ‘Reading the instructions on the exam paper gave me shivers down the spine; I almost forgot everything I knew.’ Have you ever gone through this kind of trauma? If yes, you are facing reading struggles for sure; root cause may be lying … Read more

Free Printable Phonics Worksheets for Adults [PDF]

Free Printable Phonics Worksheets for Adults [PDF]

I have come across several grown-ups who can’t read properly. By properly I mean – with correct pronunciation, word sound, and prosody. They struggle to sound out words correctly, highly accented lingo distort the words further. On a deeper inspection, I realized that the problem lied in the way they were taught words. Earlier, teachers … Read more