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About Heather MacLeod-Vidal
Heather grew up in a small town in Connecticut. Upon graduation, she moved to Tampa, Florida, to attend the University of Tampa. She then worked as a classroom teacher in 3rd and 5th grades. Heather began tutoring in 2014 after attending her first Orton-Gillingham training. She started working with students using the Orton-Gillingham method and saw huge growth in children who were not making progress using traditional classroom methods. After that, Heather left the classroom to pursue working full-time with students who have learning differences. She has attended countless trainings based on the Orton-Gillingham approach and other reading interventions. She is both ESE and reading endorsed. Heather currently works with students who have dyslexia and other learning differences at a Tampa Bay area school. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL with her husband, two children, and a variety of rescue animals.
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Bringing Orton-Gillingham and multisensory teaching into your classroom has never been easier. With this big book of easy-to-follow lesson plans, you can help your struggling students or those with dyslexia start reading today.
Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham offers research-based suggestions and instructions to make reading multisensory and engaging. Whether it’s using sand or shaving cream, there are tons of fun, proven ideas and strategies to help your students better understand key concepts like letter-sound relationships.
With 9 unique units and 72 different lesson plans, each unit will include lessons, tips, pictures, reference charts, suggested teaching timelines, and more resources. Also included are strategies for customizing this approach, whether you’re working one-on-one, within small groups, or in a whole-class setting.