Before using Sonday System in the 2006-2007 school year, only 33% of the lowest performing students met their reading targets, and after implementing Sonday in the 2007-2008 school year that number increased to 54%. Read More
A few years in, Arlene approached my father with an idea. She said she had been teaching Orton-Gillingham for 20 years while his kids grew up. She had built a nice practice working with a small group of students in a number of schools in St. Paul. While she was doing pretty well with her consulting practice, she would often be approached by leadership at the schools with a dilemma. Read More
Dr. Eide was great to talk to. The message being sent by The Dyslexic Advantage book and accompanying website is very cool. Their findings, based on brain science, support the idea that while dyslexic individuals may have difficulty with learning reading, this difficulty comes with advantages in how we think and solve problems. I was humbled to be singled out for a talk with Dr. Eide. Read More
Kelly Benitez has a unique perspective on the Sonday System. The program changed her life — first as a student, then as a tutor — giving her skills and confidence that eventually led her to pursue a graduate degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in California. Read More
We are proud to call Arlene Sonday our author and content partner. She has been advocating and promoting the use of Orton-Gillingham strategies for her entire career. One of her most rewarding projects is her work with Dr. Mary Farrell and her staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Read More
When Jennifer Needham’s first-grade son was having trouble reading, she was surprised to find her master’s in education didn’t adequately prepare her for the challenge. Not a good feeling. Read More
I was a struggling student. My parents found a remarkable Orton-Gillingham teacher who understood how to teach me. That teacher, Arlene Sonday, worked with me to improve my decoding and reading skills. I became a successful student and ultimately graduated with honors from college. Read More
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