Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia
Kate has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method for reading and writing remediation for dyslexics at University of Colorado, Boulder. She utilizes these reading and writing techniques with any challenged reader.
The Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction was developed in the early-20th century by Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham. It is language-based, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible. It is an intensive, sequential phonics-based system that teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The method accommodates and utilizes the three learning pathways through which people learn—visual, auditory and kinesthetic (tactile learning). Unlike some scripted and rigid reading programs, the Orton-Gillingham Approach is a system that allows for flexibility in order to assure the success of the student.
Kate is a member of the International Dyslexic Society. She currently volunteers her time at the local branch, Rocky Mountain Branch - IDA. She has kept up with her continuing education at Reading in the Rockies and also attends the International Dyslexic Association International conference each year.
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