The Simply Reading curriculum includes a combination of several reading instruction methods. The main backbone of the program is based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
The Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction was developed in the early-20th century.
It is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.
The Orton-Gillingham Approach has been in use since the 1930s. An intensive, sequential phonics-based system teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The method accommodates and utilizes the three learning modalities, or pathways, through which people learn—visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Unlike some scripted and rigid reading programs, the Orton-Gillingham Approach is a system that allows for flexibility.
The Orton-Gillingham Approach was originally conceived as a method of helping “remedial” students who were struggling with reading at grade level.
Since then, many parents, teachers, and administrators have realized that the Orton-Gillingham Approach is effective, not only for struggling readers, but as a method to teach new readers.
If your child is struggling with traditional approaches to reading I invite you to give Simply Reading a try.