Jessica offers individualized instruction to meet each student’s needs. The first session is an assessment of your child current abilities, after which a custom plan will be designed and personal goals created for your child. Each lesson is then tailored to meet these goals.

Orton Gillingham can be used for any student struggling to read, no matter their age or skill set. Skills addressed in Orton lessons include:

  • Letter Name and Sound Recognition
  • Letter Formation
  • Decoding (Reading)
  • Encoding (Spelling)
  • Phonological Awareness (Identifying and manipulating units of oral language – parts such as words, syllables, and onsets and rimes)
  • Phonemic Awareness (The ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words)
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Morphology (Understanding base words, prefixes, and suffixes)
  • Written Expression