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Dyslexia Tutoring/Orton-Gillingham Tutoring
If you are looking for an Orton-Gillingham tutor or an instructor that can support a child with reading difficulties, including dyslexia, these resources may help. Please note, these are listed for informational purposes, and are not meant as an referral or endorsement of any individual or organization listed.
- Contact us for a free consult and demo lesson to see how we can help your child using online Orton-Gillingham tutoring!
- If you have a Children’s Dyslexia Center near you, they provide tutoring with highly trained tutors at no cost to families, for students who qualify.
- The Children’s Dyslexia Center also lists tutors who have graduated from their program and are available for private tutoring.
- Your local Decoding Dyslexia branch will have parents who can recommend effective tutors near you.
- Use the International Dyslexia Association directory to find tutors.
- Email the Orton-Gillingham Academy for a list of their local tutors.
- Use the Tutor Finder at The Literacy Nest website.
Dyslexia and Literacy Learning for Parents
- If you are beginning the process of learning about dyslexia, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) offers lots of great resources, including a Dyslexia Handbook for families and lots of informative fact sheets and infographics.
- Your local Decoding Dyslexia chapter is a great source of information for parents and professionals alike.
- Reading Rockets is a website with a ton of information for parents and professionals about how reading develops and how we should teach and support learners.
- If you have specific questions about reading instruction, or want to participate in ongoing discussion, try the Science of Reading – What I Should Have Learned in College Facebook group.
- Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a great book for parents who want to give their kids a strong start in phonics. It’s not intensive enough for kids who really struggle, but it is great for kids who need a boost to get started as readers.
Decodable Books for Kids
- Simple Words Books by Cigdem Knebel
- Bob Books by Lynn Kertell Maslen, Bobby Lynn Maslen and John R. Maslen. These are a great starting point for kids just learning to sound out words.
- Core Knowledge Language Arts “Skills Units” – these printable story collections are carefully controlled for phonics concepts and I like having a book with many short “chapters.” Note: the text in the regular lessons is not decodable for young readers, but the “Kindergarten [or other grade level] Skills” units for each grade include great decodable text!
- Flyleaf Publishing – Flyleaf offers lots of decodable stories online. These are beautiful picture books, with engaging stories, and they are currently offered for free (through the 2022-2023 school year, at least).