This spring I was honored to partake in Orton-Gillingham training through the M.A. Rooney Foundation. I am proud to say I am now a trained tutor! I have been helping clients meet their reading goals since this summer and have been seeing wonderful results!
One thing that I have been learning is how much reading and language skills go hand in hand! As a speech pathologist, many of the skills we studied in training were second nature to me because of that foundation.
There are two main building blocks of reading that intersect with language:
- Phonemic awareness – the ability to identify sounds and pair them with their associated letter or letter combinations.
- Phonological awareness – the ability to manipulate the individual sounds in words
Difficulty with either of these foundational skills is the biggest indicator of future reading struggles. Children with language disorders tend to demonstrate deficits in these areas.
Orton-Gillingham reading tutoring is successful because we start by laying a solid foundation for reading and building up from there.
If you feel like your child is behind in reading, or that they could use a boost to get started with that strong foundation, please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation. I also have a reading camp coming up for elementary aged students: 11/30, 12/2, and 12/4 from 1-3pm. Reach out for more details.