Best ways to use Base 10 Manipulatives

All classroom teachings may tend to become monotonous or challenging when the students are forced to adopt conventional ways while learning maths or developing linguistic skills. By conventional ways, I mean books and guides here. And, it is a well-researched fact that children with learning difficulties do require a lot of additional supports. One of … Read more

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

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

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

IEP Goals for Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)

IEP Goals for Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)

Behavior apt to situation and surroundings is a natural manifestation of human intelligence. However, those born with learning disabilities may show the inability to conform to behavioral norms. These children require additional training as a supplement to their basic skills-building curriculum. This additional training emphasizes addressing issues related to non-verbal learning disabilities; building these is … Read more

IEP Goals for students with significant cognitive disabilities

IEP Goals for students with significant cognitive disabilities

Learning disabilities are not restricted to discomfort with numbers and language only. If you dissect these issues deeply, you will find other co-morbidities working behind the scene too. Difficulty to reason, to comprehend or to ascertain orientation or inability to take care of the self, which is what cognitive disability sum up as, is the … Read more

Measurable IEP Goals for Geometry

Measurable IEP Goals for Geometry

It’s hard for a child with learning disorders to match the performance of a regular child. They can’t just study the same curriculum given to the abled kids and if they can, they require a little extra effort than their counterparts. Thus in order to make developmental, behavioral, and social skills better for the differently-abled … Read more

Effective Dyslexia Activities For All Age Groups

Dyslexia Activities

Greetings from the other side. Let’s give you the benefit of the doubt and see how fast and efficiently you can read and transcribe the following passages.  Tiring and exhausting, isn’t it? The above depicts just a chapter in the life of a dyslexic individual.    Currently, we share the earth with approximately  7.8 billion humans … Read more

Understanding, Identifying, And Developing The Gross Motor Skills In Pre-schoolers

Understanding, Identifying, And Developing The Gross Motor Skills In Pre-schoolers

How to develop gross motor skills in preschoolers? If you have a certain gap in your understanding of this topic, we suggest you read this post till the end. For the uninitiated, Gross motor skills are defined as the ability to make movements that involve limbs and torso muscles. A well developed gross motor skill … Read more

5 Important Levels of Phonemic Awareness

5 Important Levels of Phonemic Awareness

We all see small children trying to pick words from family members; that is why a home is called the first school for a child. But, is a child while imitating parents and siblings showing phonemic awareness? The answer is no. A child is admitted to a preschool or is home trained to learn to … Read more