June, 2023 - Horizon Academy


Dyslexia Affects Math Learning Too!  

June 27, 2023

Research now shows that 30-70% of students with dyslexia have math learning difficulties, even without a formal math learning disability diagnosis. Dyslexic students may develop areas of unfinished learning or educational gaps because math is learned vertically.  Without a firm foundation and strong skills to link the learning of known to new math concepts and procedures, growth is affected. Students may struggle with multiplication facts, fractions and decimals, multi-digit multiplication, and long division procedures. These problems occur even with students who demonstrated strong number sense early. Many students have problems with sequence and understanding of order.  This can affect areas…

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One Orton-Gillingham Academy Fellow-in-Training’s Big Takeaways from the 2023 OGA Conference

June 5, 2023

Just a handful of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the 2023 Orton Gillingham Academy Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Not only did I get to meet my supervising Fellow and President of the OGA, Janet George, for the first time in person after having spent countless hours together on Zoom, but I also had the pleasure of meeting and mingling with word nerds whose obsession with literacy and dyslexia rivals my own. The conference covers a swath of dyslexia-related topics, from the history of English to executive functioning strategies for students with dyslexia to methods of applying the…

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