Orton-Gillingham Phonics App Can Be Downloaded Free
Mayerson Academy has developed a free app for Apple and Android platforms that assists children with dyslexia and teachers who are using a phonics-based approach to teaching reading. This simple and effective Orton-Gillingham electronic card deck enhances understanding of over 80 common grapheme-phoneme correspondences that form the building blocks for reading and spelling. The OG app is relevant to teaching decoding to both beginning and older students who are struggling with phoneme articulation and is also ideal for teacher-training.
Each grapheme card on the App offers the user the multisensory experience of:
- Hearing the corresponding phoneme and key word
- Watching a video clip modeling the proper articulation of the phoneme
- Practicing the phoneme with a voice recording/playback option
- Practicing the multiple ways to spell phonemes in English
The OG app allows the user to select one or more categories for practice: consonants, single vowels, consonant digraphs, vowel teams, vowel + r, short vowel signals, VCe, and common suffixes.
Mayerson Academy developed its OG Card Deck App as a resource for teachers enrolled in the literacy courses offered both online and face-to face through Mayerson Academy, including the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading Program, accredited through the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).