AJ's Reading and Writing Support Services

AJ's Reading and Writing Support Services

Writing and Reading Support for children who struggle with traditional strategies.

The Orton Gillingham Approach can help those with and without diagnosed difficulties.

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Teaching a student to read should not fall on the shoulders of someone who does not have experience or is not properly trained to instruct students with dyslexia.


Drawing is a powerful way to learn—but teachers sometimes need to scaffold the process. Try standing at the whiteboard and asking students clarifying questions as you draw, like “What do you mean?" and "How should I draw it?” ✅


Thank you Decoding Dyslexia California!


I strongly believe that teaching syllable types is a must when trying to improve either reading and writing.

Should you teach syllable types?⁠

Experts disagree.⁠

The arguments FOR teaching syllable types:⁠

1. When students learn to recognize syllable types, they can use this knowledge to help read longer words. I like to think of syllable types as opening the door to multi-syllable word reading. If a student can read closed and magic e syllables, they can read cupcake. If they can read r-controlled vowel syllables, they can read further.⁠

2. Some programs (particularly those based on Orton-Gillingham) teach syllable division rules. An understanding of syllable types is necessary for pronouncing each part of the word because syllable types help you know how to pronounce the vowel in each syllable.⁠

3. Syllable types can also help students with their spelling.⁠

For example, if an open syllable (la) is combined with a consonant+le syllable (dle), the d is not doubled.⁠

On the other hand, if a closed syllable (rat) is combined with a consonant + le syllable (tle), a double consonant must result.⁠

But there are arguments AGAINST teaching syllable types as well. ⁠
⁠Read more here ---> https://www.themeasuredmom.com/should-you-teach-syllable-types/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=blog&utm_content=syllable-types&utm_campaign=share


Reading really is the gateway to all other learning.
We need to ‘learn to read’ before we can ‘read to learn’.

Quote: Dr Alex Granzin


Learning from Dr. Anita Archer today ( educational consultant to state departments on reading instruction). Psyched to be a part of this.


There's do much truth to this.


Let's remember to celebrate our children's strengths . Love this!


This is wonderful.

Photos from Dyslexia Inspired's post 08/08/2023

Dyslexia is a neurologically-based, often familial, disorder which interferes with the acquisition and processing of language. Varying in degrees of severity, it is manifested by difficulties in receptive and expressive language, including phonological processing, in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and sometimes in arithmetic.

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Moving Beyond the Traditional Approaches to Reading and Writing.

As a mother of two kids diagnosed with specific learning disabilities in reading , writing and math; it didn’t take long to discover that they needed a little more help than the traditional approaches used in many schools today. Thankfully, a wise person encouraged me to try the Orton Gillingham Approach. It was not long after, that I was trained in the program. Not only did it help my kids but it made me a better teacher. My kids flourished and I became more conscientious as a teacher on how I could differentiate reading and writing for my students. This reading and writing approach was created neuropsychiatrist Samuel Orton and educator and psychologist Anna Gillingham who focused on reading failure and related language processing difficulties. It has been used successfully around the world by many who struggle with the traditional approaches to teaching reading and writing; wether diagnosed or undiagnosed. My hope is to make reading a writing a little less scary and a whole lot more achievable for every child!

Interested in more information on how you can secure a time for your and your child? Please contact me at [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 13:00