The Kinesthetic Learner

The Kinesthetic Learner

This is the child that needs to move!  This child wiggles, kicks their legs, bounces a lot and just can’t sit still.  These kids learn by using their bodies and their kinesthetic learning modalities to help get information to their brain.  They learn as they do.  Kinesthetic learners learn best through movement of their large or gross motor muscles.  

Homeschooling  a Child with Dyslexia

Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia

Are you planning on homeschooling your dyslexic child? As both a professional in the field of Special Education as well as the mother of two dyslexic children, I support you 100% in this decision! A child with dyslexia needs a lot of additional support, both academic and also emotional. Homeschooling a child with dyslexia can make a crucial difference not only in how well your child does in their academics but also how comfortably they will deal with their dyslexia in their everyday life.

Dyslexia Tutor – finding the right one!

Dyslexia Tutor – finding the right one!

Are you trying to find a dyslexia tutor near you but don’t know where to go or what to do? The internet is filled with tutors out there, but how do you know which one to chose and if they are qualified enough to teach a child with dyslexia. Here is everything you will need to know about finding the right dyslexia tutor for your child.

Apraxia of Speech Reading Books

Apraxia of Speech Reading Books

Reading is an excellent tool in helping kids with apraxia of speech find their voice. Kids love reading books that are colorful, predictable and highly repetitive. For kids with apraxia of speech this repetition is crucial.

Multisyllabic Words – How to teach them

Multisyllabic Words – How to teach them

As a very special October treat, we have guest blogger Emily Gibbons from the Literacy Nest to share some really helpful and practical tips teaching multisyllabic words to struggling readers. THANK YOU Emily, for writing such a great post for our PRIDE readers! And… check out her Orton-Gillingham teaching products, they are really awesome!

How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Open Syllables

How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Open Syllables

There are six different syllable types that students must learn in order to master spelling.   Why is this important?  Well for starters, we use syllables for mastering spelling.  We first break down spelling words in our heads, and then write these words out syllable...

How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Red Words

How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Red Words

For students to read fluently, they need to be able to recognize and read sight words quickly since these words make up about 50% of the words they will encounter when reading a text. Since so many students struggle with actually being able to memorize their Orton-Gillingham red words, using a multi-sensory approach will help them tremendously. Here are a few of my favorite strategies from the PRIDE Reading Program:

Orton-Gillingham in the Classroom

Orton-Gillingham in the Classroom

The PRIDE Reading Program is the perfect option for schools and districts to implement the Orton-Gillingham approach. It can be used in a variety of educational settings, including both in the regular and special education classrooms and also in both private and public schools. We have received so much feedback from teachers all over the world and the response has been amazing!

Can’t Afford Dyslexia Tutoring? Here is what you do…

Can’t Afford Dyslexia Tutoring? Here is what you do…

Can’t afford dyslexia tutoring? Do not fret, you can teach your dyslexic child yourself. The PRIDE Reading Program is heavily scripted out. Parents can follow the script step-by-step. The Teaching Guide is digital and easy to follow. The child has a workbook that they write in, and is also given manipulatives such as a sound chart, phoneme cards, letter tiles, and more. There are also training videos that parents can use each step of the way. It is super easy to use.

Orton-Gillingham and Reading Comprehension

Orton-Gillingham and Reading Comprehension

The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham research-based approach that has been proven successful at helping students who struggle with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing, speech deficits and other learning difficulties. The PRIDE Reading Program meets all of the Orton-Gillingham criteria: it is language-based, multisensory, structured, systematic and cumulative. And now…. it is even wonderful for students who struggle with comprehension!

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