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Season 1, Episode 5: How Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham’s Work Support Social-Emotional Learning

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Come along with us as we explore the incredible work of Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham! We’ve got a lot to say, so this will be a two-part episode. 

In this first part, we give a brief biography of Dr. Samuel Orton. Then, we explore the legacy of the work of Orton and Gillingham and what it is that they really left for us as educators. Finally, we talk about the first five Ortonian prescriptions that Orton-Gillingham-trained educators follow and use to uphold the approach. (We’ll break down the rest in episode six!) 

This episode is all about honoring Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham, who left so much knowledge for the dyslexic community! 

We also address a listener question about phonological memory/working memory with younger learners.

And, find out the winner of our social-emotional book bundle giveaway from episode 4!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Many Faces of Dyslexia by Margaret Byrd Rawson

Why Orton Was Right by Norman Geschwind (You will need to pay to read this scholarly journal article, but check your local library for access.)

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