SGS saved our lives, literally. My daughter attended Gaynor for two years. We are very blessed that she got the chance to go, and benefitted greatly.
Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Nearly 330 students ages three to 14 attend our school with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays. With more than 50 years of experience in special education and a dedication to continuous improvement, Gaynor has the expertise to help children break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and realize academic success.
I am looking forward to being certified in this approach. It was greatly beneficial for my daughter.
Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.
My daughter often needs audio books in order to understand difficult content. Learning ally is a great source.
Learning Ally empowers parents, teachers and children who read and learn differently so that they may thrive. They help you to overcome the obstacles and discover the strengths, and guide you along a successful path.
A good friend of mine worked with Dr. Yellin when her son was diagnosed with a reading disability. I love that the center is a "one stop" place for education, assessment, and advice.
Located in the heart of New York City, The Yellin Center, help struggling students experience genuine success in school and in life. Their interdisciplinary assessments help define a student's unique learning profile to create an individual action plan for academic improvement. Helping students, their families, and their teachers understand how students learn and to implement strategies to build on strengths and meet challenges. They also work with professionals in education and other fields to share emerging knowledge and practices in the study of learning and the practice of assessment.
Portfolio School actively engages students in intellectual inquiry and creative design. Immersed in collaborative, interdisciplinary project-based learning, high quality academics, and thoughtful self-reflection, Portfolio students delve into the sciences and humanities, literature and math, technology and the arts, not just as memorizers, but as thinkers and creators.
Engaging in deep learning with curiosity and passion, Portfolio students develop the abilities, insights, and qualities of character needed to thrive in the ever changing, technological, entrepreneurial and global world.
Helpful Reading Materials
Here are a some helpful sites where you can find reading materials, from daily newsletters, to great books for all ages, and helpful dyslexia reading products.
Some of my favorite sites for newsletters are from Spark Notes and Scholastic. Spark notes give a synopsis of books to help children understand the content they are reading. THEY HAVE TO READ THE BOOK AS WELL, but it is a good tool.
Scholastic always has games, tools, and of course reading lists for various ages.
Teen Reads is the perfect site for finding great book for your tweens and teens. They also have a social community.....It is important to get teens engaged in reading genres that they are interested and and relate to them.
Dyslexie font was recommended by my daughter's Science teacher. You can download it onto your computer. It is meant to make reading easier for dyslexic individuals.
International Dyslexia Association
The Mission statement of the IDA is "To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need."