At IMSE, we are committed to promoting effective literacy instruction and understanding parents’ crucial role in their children’s reading development. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our parent resource pages on both IMSE.com and Orton-Gillingham.com, designed to empower parents with the knowledge and tools they need to support their child’s early literacy journey.
These pages are designed to help parents understand the importance of Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading and why these teaching approaches and bodies of research are vital in the formative years of learning to read. We also provide valuable tips and tools for parents to refer to if they suspect they are dealing with a struggling reader at home.
Our Orton-Gillingham.com resource site is also a practical resource for parents of children expressing signs of dyslexia. Through this page as well as the rest of the Orton-Gillingham.com site, parents can understand what the early warning signs of dyslexia are, what the Orton-Gillingham approach is, how it has been proven to help students with dyslexia, and what parents can do to help their struggling reader.
Early literacy development is vital to a child’s success in school and beyond. Even if a child’s parents took to reading and writing naturally in their formative years, no one should assume that their children will too.
If parents are equipped with the proper knowledge from the beginning, they can collaborate with their child’s teachers to ensure they have all the resources they need on their journey of learning to read. By working hand in hand, parents and teachers create a powerful support system that amplifies the child’s learning experience. Teachers bring their expertise in instructional strategies, curriculum knowledge, and classroom dynamics, while parents contribute their unique understanding of their child’s strengths, interests, and learning styles.
This partnership provides a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and ensures consistency between home and school learning. When parents actively engage with teachers, they gain valuable insights into their child’s progress, receive guidance on effective reading strategies, and become better equipped to reinforce and extend the learning in the classroom.
By launching our parent resource pages, we aim to equip parents with the knowledge and tools necessary to become active partners in their child’s literacy journey. Understanding Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading, identifying struggling readers, and providing support at home are all essential steps in nurturing confident and proficient readers. We invite parents to explore these resources, take advantage of the valuable information, and embark on this rewarding journey of fostering a love for reading in their children.
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