razorbackmama Posted January 10, 2011 Share Posted January 10, 2011 (edited) My dd is newly diagnosed with dyslexia. She is just finishing up Level 4 of AAS, but the dyslexia tester said that she needs "intense" work with an O-G program, and I'd say AAS is more O-G "lite." We do not have the time or the money to hire a tutor, so I will need to work with her myself. I know Barton is available. One thing the tutor said is that it takes a really long time to introduce silent e (level 6), so whenever she has tutored, she will frequently adjust which order she teaches things, when she sees that kids should go ahead and learn certain things. Well, I don't know how to tell all that!:confused: So I'm wondering if there is another O-G program I might try? I've seen Recipe for Reading suggested many times. You certainly can't beat the price!:D But has anyone actually USED it? Is it easy to use? I know that it helps you design your own O-G program, but just how does it go about doing that? Does it give enough information in it to substitute for something like Barton, Wilson, hiring a tutor? Or is it one of those books where the IDEA of it is better than actually trying to use it?:tongue_smilie: Or should I just get Barton and do my best, and if all else fails, just go through it in the order that's laid out? I'm using Saxon Phonics 1 with my 2nd and 1st graders. My 2nd grader I'm sure has dyslexia also (along with other things:tongue_smilie: ). My 1st grader is reading on a 2nd grade level, I'd say - she has no learning issues that I know of yet. Is Saxon considered an O-G program? Or is it just "based" on O-G (like AAS)? Would I be able to get the Saxon Intensive Phonics (or whatever it's called) for my dyslexic dd? For my 2nd grader, should I skip Saxon and just use whatever my diagnosed dyslexic is using (just at his level)? The tutor halfway recommended the Gillingham Manual. She said the first part is written by Ph.D.s and people who are experts, and they really didn't write it in a way that's easy to understand. So she said that even she (who has a masters in education and does all this tutoring and stuff for a living) found the first part of the book EXTREMELY confusing. But she said the last part is pretty helpful. So I'm iffy about buying it.... Sorry for all the questions.... Edited January 10, 2011 by razorbackmama Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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