CAN MY CHILD BE SUCCESSFUL EVEN WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY?
Perhaps you're a parent who has a son or daughter who has struggled with reading since the 1st grade. Then in 2nd grade he was diagnosed with a learning disability. Now s/he is a 7th grader and her/his skills still haven't improved. You've been told that this is the best s/he will be.
Most students can be retaught all or part of the language base that they are lacking. Students who struggled with language acquisition in the early grades, will continue to struggle until this base has been reinforced or rebuilt.
HOW CAN THE LANGUAGE BASE BE REBUILT?
The foundation consists of many parts. You will learn about all of these strategies on this website. Teaching reading using the Orton Gillingham method is just one of these reading strategies.
WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN'T HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY? WILL THIS WEBSITE BE HELPFUL TO MY CHILD?
The information contained in this website works with all students, no matter their age or gender. I have been teaching students with disabilities for more than 20 years, I have not seen one child or adult who has not improved their reading by using these techniques. I have used these strategies with 4 year olds and adults (my oldest student--56 years old)! IT DOES WORK!
WHAT WILL I, THE PARENT, LEARN?
Good question! I have many parents say to me, "I never learned all of this. If I did, I've forgotten more than I learned." You will want to learn what your child is learning so that you will be able to help your child become a successful reader.
WHAT ELSE WILL I FIND ON THIS WEBSITE?
There are links to organizations that deal specifically with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Autism and Asperger's, so that you can get information directly from the EXPERTS.