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Something That Everyone Should Learn!

I had to be prompted to do this but I’m so glad I did!  Whether you work with children with special needs or have a child with special needs in your life, this action is something we ALL need to do! Take a look! If today’s video inspires even one person to take action, I’ll be satisfied! I’m getting ready to start my Certified Level of Orton-Gillingham and I can’t […]

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A FREE Phonological Awareness Screener You’re Going to Want!

If you are an SLP, literacy teacher or K-5 classroom teacher, and you’re looking for a Phonological Awareness Screener, you’ve come to the right place!  One of our tier 3 reading interventionists shared a link to a free screener just last week so I just had to share this with you! I’ve met too many people who were never taught that phonological awareness is one of the 5 foundational pieces […]

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Spelling Hacks You Will Never Forget!

Spelling was always a bit of a struggle for me.  To this day, I have a small dictionary in my desk drawer, or I google the spelling of a word that I’m not sure of.  Spelling Rules were not really taught, at least not at my school!  In addition to words that are decodable, those nasty Red Words (sight words) can be tough too!  If I could have only had […]

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These Visual Supports Work GREAT for Two Common Spelling Rules!

Happy 4th of July holiday for my US subscribers!  I hope this summer has been full of rest, relaxation and renewal for you! You know I’m always a sucker for an AWESOME visual support, so I’ve got two that work wonders with my students!  They are so memorable that they are easy to “picture” even if they are not in front of the student. Just last week, one of my […]

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Check Out How Your Tutoring Session Can Be More Successful with This Addition!

Sometimes the only difference between an OK session with your student and a GREAT session with your student is the reinforcer you use.  I recently assessed some elementary students on their reading skills who struggle with an emotional disability.  During the first session, I just brought my assessment materials and used lots of positive comments and encouragement.  The sessions went just ok for some students, but it was a bit […]

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Everything You Want to Know and Exactly Where to Find It!

What a great concept! Don’t you wish there really was a resource like this? If you are looking for a resource for all those things you want to know about sounds, spelling rules (that you didn’t get in school), word origins, or funky things about our language that you never knew but really need to teach, then I ‘ve got just the book for you! This resource does exist! Open […]

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Spelling Help You Don’t Want to Miss!

Spelling, spelling, spelling!  The thing that rarely gets taught and the thing that many students struggle with for a lifetime!  Today’s communication that is done via texts and emails is done informally with abbreviations, slang and even a lack of punctuation and capitalization.  Spelling has taken a backseat, yet it is still an important skill that often communicates a certain level of education or lack thereof when communication is riddled […]

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Don’t Miss Out on a Freebie on Executive Function!

If you have been with me awhile, you will know the name, Sarah Ward. She is an SLP who is an author, therapist and international speaker on all things executive function. When a colleague sent out an email telling staff that Sarah Ward had posted something free on Google, I wanted to know what it was!! I had the honor of hosting Sarah Ward in our district a few years […]

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Decodable Books: FREE Online Until School is Out!

Decodable Books. Something that there is NOT enough of!  We have started doing Fundations in our school district that has been FANTASTIC. This Phonics and Word Study Tier 1 Reading has an Orton-Gillingham approach that involves a systematic, cumulative, mulit-sensory approach to teaching reading.   It plays fair with students! Students are doing better in this program during a pandemic on a 4-day a week in-person schedule than they did in […]

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If You Want to See the BEST TOOL I’ve Shared this YEAR, Watch THIS!

How many times have you ever said, “ Now why didn’t I think of that?!”  That’s what I said when I was told about this tool.  This is something you can use no matter what job you have.  This is something that you can use in your home. This is something you can use no matter what subject area you teach. This is something that I’ve shared with my daughter […]

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