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How I use the Blending Drill in Orton-Gillingham

I love using the Blending Drill with my students and actually think it is one of the most important steps in the Orton-Gillingham lesson. My students have to practice the sounds in isolation and create nonsense words, so they are forced to use decoding and not memorization skills. Blending nonsense words really helps my students to build rapid decoding skills and also provide a solid foundation for teaching closed syllables.

The Best Dyslexia Homeschool Program

When a child is struggling with reading, parents may experience a whole range of emotions, including helplessness, frustration and inadequacy. I know firsthand the range of emotions a parent of a child with dyslexia can feel. Both of my children had troubles reading when they were young. When my own son experienced trouble learning to read and spell due to his dyslexia, I wandered through a long journey of finding solutions and opportunities for him to succeed. Being a teacher, the research came easy to me, but the programs did not.

Psychological First Aid For Wounded Parental Self-Esteem

What advice do you have for a parent who often is hampered by their own low self-esteem?

The Benefits Of Early Diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome

Our six year old is showing many signs of Aspergers Syndrome, We don't want to label him but know he probably has it. What should we do?

Helping Children Understand Social Shades Of Gray

My 9 year old son is constantly accusing others of being mean but I think it has more to do with how he defines the behavior of his peers. Help is appreciated!

Preserving Healthy Relationships With Young Adult Children

We have two adult kids living at home and all the baggage that comes with it. Any helpful ideas?

Navigating Around Parenting Blind Spots When Raising Challenging Children

What advice do you have for parents who are constantly messing up in raising two challenging kids?

Finding Your Parenting Path With Your Autistic Child

Any parenting advice for children on the autistic spectrum?

When Frightening News Leads To Young Children's Sleepless Nights

What advice do you have for young kids having trouble falling asleep due to recent events?

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