CLARKSVILLE — Clinton-Massie Local Schools announced recently that it is better able to serve struggling readers and or readers with dyslexia.
Identifying the need to further enhance support services provided to students by Reading Intervention Specialist Melinda Harris, Assistant Superintendent Robyn Donisi encouraged Harris to complete a one-week training program and learn about the Orton-Gillingham approach.
A multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, Orton-Gillingham is considered the gold standard for teaching students with dyslexia.
Clinton-Massie Title One Reading Teacher and Intervention Specialist Jill Borton is also trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, and plans are in place for kindergarten teacher Michelle Fairchild to participate in training this summer.
In addition to completing the initial training, Harris also completed an additional 75 supervised hours to qualify as one of only 17 teachers statewide to be a Certified Level 1 Orton-Gillingham Instructor.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.