Following Orton-Gillingham Principles
In the 1930s, physician researchers Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham concluded that struggling readers flourished when exposed to the structured patterns of explicit, systematic phonics instruction. The Reading Horizons method is sequentially infused with the Orton-Gillingham methods, including:
- Multi-sensory applications that engage kinesthetic, auditory, and visual cues.
- Sequential and cumulative acquisition of alphabetic and phonemic principles.
- Practical, language-based applications embedded within a variety of language experiences.
- Analytic and synthetic repetition with familiar bodies of learning that enable learners to make reasonable linguistic predictions about new language patterns.