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    Is your child struggling with reading or spelling?

    Has he or she been diagnosed with auditory or visual processing disorders?

    You are not alone.  Nearly 20% of the population is affected by dyslexia, many of whom are extremely gifted and successful people.

    Early identification and intervention are extremely important. 
     
    Research indicates the following:
     
    • 20-30% of school-age children have difficulty learning to read
    • Students who wait until the 4th grade to get help take 4 times longer to improve than those receiving help in kindergarten
    • 67-90% of at-risk readers achieve average to above average reading skills if they receive early intervention
    • 75% of children who do not receive intervention before age 9 will continue to struggle in school and less than 2% will attend a 4 year college

    Early Warning Signs

    • difficulty with rhyming
    • challenges with matching the sounds with the appropriate letter- especially short vowels
    • difficulty with blending speech sounds
    • difficulty with sight word identification and fluency
    • difficulty with short term memory and recalling multiple steps/instructions
    • slow processing of visual and auditory information
    • difficulty articulating speech sounds
    • delayed development of oral language
    • easily distracted and restless
    • family history of reading difficulty
    • older students may have difficulty with comprehension

    The Orton-Gillingham Approach

    This approach was developed in the early 1930's through a collaborative effort between Anna Gillingham, an educator, and Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a neuropsychiatrist. It is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.  In addition, it provides ongoing feedback and positive reinforcement.

    Students having difficulty with reading and spelling benefit from the multisensory component which incorporates the simultaneous use of tactile, auditory and visual instruction.  In addition, the Orton Gillingham Approach allows for ample repetition and "rehearsal" of new information. Because it is an individual approach, instruction pace is adjusted for students on an individual basis, helping to alleviate frustration.

    We currently have locations in New Jersey. All tutors have been trained by Fellows of the AOGPE.  You may contact the tutors listed below, directly or submit an inquiry through the website email.
     
    Linda Fellows / NJ Orton-Gillingham Tutors
    Union, Essex and Morris Counties
    Summit, NJ 
    908-273-9558
     
    Elaine Fellows
    Hunterdon County
    267-880-0631