Dyslexia/Reading Remediation (Multisensory Orton-Gillingham Methods)

  • Reading: Intensive phonemic awareness, visualization, comprehension, and syllabication instruction incorporates multisensory games, and Orton-Gillingham methods of reading.  In addition, students may receive instruction based on programs such as the Davis Reading and Orientation Program, Audiblox, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, PAF, Hooked on Phonics, Lexia, and Wilson.  Dr. Warren integrates her own creative materials and makes the process both fun and engaging.  Each student has their own individualized program that is designed to meet their specific learning needs. 
  • Grammar: Grammar instruction may include creative projects and the learning of rules through interactive games, software and manipulatives.
  • Spelling:  Spelling instruction may include creative projects, visualization strategies, and the learning of rules through interactive games, software and manipulatives.
  • Language skills: A unique program is created for each student.  Possible topics of focus may include understanding inferences, following directions (written and oral), multiple choice strategies, and reading verbal and nonverbal cues. 


Math Remediation 

Mathematics:  Math instruction may include creative projects, established methods such as Touch Math, and the learning of rules through interactive games, music, software, and manipulatives.


Writing Remediation 

Writing: A unique program is created for each student.  Possible topics of focus may include basic sentence and paragraph formation, mastering the 3-5 paragraph essay, writing the college entrance essay, editing, creative writing, assistive technology, and tools and tricks to writing a research paper.


Cognitive Remediation
Some students need to strengthen certain areas of cognitive function.  Cognitive work involves methods and materials that strengthen cognitive areas of weaknesses such as visual discrimination, abstract reasoning, planning and attention.  Students always begin at a level where they experience success so that they feel capable and can make measurable gains.  Dr. Warren uses a variety of cognitive therapy tools such as Audiblox. 

Compensatory Skill Building
This method involves teaching students to use their strengths to compensate for their weaknesses. A scaffolding approach is employed.  Dr. Warren demonstrates techniques and uses multi-sensory methods to help the students internalize the process.  Strategy development often entails teaching mnemonics, visual mapping strategies, outlining, auditory rehearsal, or chunking techniques to name a few. If appropriate, assistive technology hardware and software such as the Reading Pen, Franklin products, Inspiration, Write Outloud, Recorded Books and Dragon Naturally Speaking will be introduced.  Finally, Dr. Warren qualitatively assesses whether independent application of newly learned principles can be applied to other learning environments. Can students identify situations where they utilize compensatory skills on their own? Role playing and planning for the transfer of new strategies is practiced.

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