LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A breakthrough for varsity district | Letters


I used to be ecstatic Wednesday morning to open my Morning Information and browse the headlines in regards to the multi-sensory strategy to studying!

Sure, I’m certified to talk extremely of it. I’ve a granddaughter who’s dyslexic, and the state by which she goes to highschool has not been capable of adequately help her in studying to learn. So, being the avid educator I’m, though retired, I used to be decided to seek out an strategy for her. I began with a guide titled “The Present of Dyslexia: Why A few of the Smartest Individuals Can’t Learn.”

Then, I wished additional tutorial information on the topic, so I discovered a guide in our native library that acquainted me particularly with the Orton-Gillingham strategy. I used to be bought.

I knew my granddaughter was good, as a result of she might course of info orally and retrieve it by means of her reminiscence, however the public college strategy to studying was not working. After 4 years in a public training one-on-one studying program, she nonetheless was not studying. She simply couldn’t decipher the scripted prose in textual content.

Greater than a 12 months in the past, I signed up for the introductory course for the Orton-Gillingham program. After finishing that, I signed up and attended its nationwide convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 2 days, I attended classes educating me on the Orton-Gillingham strategy.

I got here dwelling decided to discover a studying heart for my granddaughter, whatever the expense. Inside a short while, my daughter positioned a middle and enrolled my granddaughter in personal tutoring within the OG strategy twice every week, outdoors her public college attendance. After 10 months, she is writing me letters and studying on the 3.5 grade stage. Her progress is phenomenal.

Congratulations to Florence One Colleges for “getting out of the field” and adopting this strategy to instructing our younger youngsters the way to learn. For my part, you may have made a serious breakthrough to one of the vital heartbreaking failures plaguing our public faculties: studying to learn. That is the CORE of training our kids!


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