You have made the decision to homeschool. Your reason may be to have more influence over your child’s education, or perhaps, because your child has a learning disability such as dyslexia and deserves more special attention. Regardless of your motive to homeschool, the real question is how? How do you teach a child to read? And even more of a quandry- how do you remediate a reader at home who is struggling?
Reading Horizons offers a research-based, Orton-Gillingham approach to two versions of software; one for the beginning reader, ages 4-9 and one for the struggling reader, ages 10-18. The method taught in both versions of the software are identical, however, the method is presented differently to appeal more appropriately to the proper age.
What is Orton-Gillingham? And why does it work?
Orton-Gillingham is concept to learning developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham. It includes auditory, visual, kinesthetic and tactile approaches to reading. We typically rely heavily on one of these approaches as our main channel of receiving information. Because this is different for everyone, a multi-sensory course of learning (and reading specifically) is crucial. This is especially imperative for the struggling reader with processing issues.
Our programs have the option to include visual aids such as posters and reverse listening cards, as well as, scripted instructor manuals and worksheets. Using these tools will help to reinforce skills introduced by the software.
To read more about how our program easily complements a homeschool curriculum, click here.