What is Orton Gillingham? Orton Gillingham is an approach designed to target reading, spelling and writing skills. It is an evidence-based approach frequently recommended for students who demonstrate challenges in these areas, particularly students with a diagnosis of dyslexia or a reading disorder. Orton Gillingham is phonetically based, meaning that it educates students on how […]
About Emily Robin
Emily Robin, MS CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. She received her education at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has experience working with children of needs in several domains of the field including speech, language, feeding, social skills, fluency, and hearing impairment. Emily loves to speak Spanish and practice her sign language skills. She is eager to continue her education, especially in the area of feeding and swallowing. Emily previously worked at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital where she provided pediatric outpatient treatment as well as inpatient care to infants in the Special Care Nursery and Pediatric Unit. Emily is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is certified in the Early Intervention Program, the Orton Gillingham approach to reading and writing, and is a certified trainer of the Handle With Care behavior management system.
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Parents are often eager to teach and practice the good old ABCs with their children. However, there are other ways that parents can support pre-literacy development, such as fostering phonological awareness skills, too! Phonological awareness is the understanding that sentences/words are made up of smaller units, as well as the ability to identify and manipulate […]
The purpose of a speech and language evaluation is to determine your child’s strengths and challenges related to a variety of areas and conclude if therapy would be beneficial in further developing skills and aiding his/her ability to communicate effectively with others. Parents may request an evaluation if they have concerns, or children may be […]