Who we are

At Cardinal Reading Strategies, our primary objective, with the Orton-Gillingham tradition as our foundation, is to provide tools, goals, and structure that meet the needs of students requiring either primary instruction or remediation in the reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) of the English language. 

Orton-Gillingham (evidence-based reading instruction) is an intensive, sequential, and cumulative approach that teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings.  We teach to students’ strengths while improving their weaknesses through explicit and systematic phonics instruction.  As a result, a student’s ability to master reading, writing, and spelling of the English language is fostered, forensically.

With our evidence-based approach, students can be shown the phonetic nature of the English language and the proper structure of the written language.

Our reading services may include any or all of the following:

Reading Assessments


Word Attack Skills


Phonemic Awareness

Reading Fluency

Reading Comprehension

Sound-Symbol Correspondence

Writing Skills

Study Skills




Cursive Handwriting


Parent Training

Language Training Supplies 


Our skills

It typically takes us six months to raise a student’s reading ability by two grade levels.


Our Services


We strictly adhere to the five (5) pillars of reading as dictated by the National Reading Panel (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, morphology, and reading comprehension). Evidence-based reading instruction helps students who need instruction or remediation with the English "code". A WINDOWS 10 TOUCH SCREEN IS REQUIRED.

Global Coverage

Parents and students may access our E-Learning Portal and work through our language training presentations on desktops, laptops, tablets, or smart phones.Whether you are at home, at the beach, or traveling, you have a reading tutor at your fingertips as long as you have electricity and broadband.

Rapid Development

The Orton-Gillingham approach is an intensive, sequential phonics-based system that teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The approach accommodates and utilizes the three learning pathways through which people learn. The sequence is always from the simple to complex.

Additional Services

E-Learning Portal with Global, 24/7 Access

The eighty-seven lessons in our Global Portal are divided into ten courses. Each lesson is available as often as required.

Parent Training and Supplies

Now our training is available to dedicated parents who wish to provide evidence-based reading instruction to their own children.


Language Training

Explicit and Systematic
Reading Fluency
Reading Comprehension

Reading Assessment

Gray Oral Reading Test-5
Test of Word Reading Efficiency-2
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing-2
Assessment of Sound/Symbol Correspondence
Detailed Report


IEP review and development
Attendance at IEP and 504 meetings
Direct observation in school setting​
Referrals to outside professionals
Early Intervention Services
Web/Phone consultations

Reading, however, is not natural, and its learning is effortful and time consuming.  As describe by Pinker (1997), “Children are wired for sound, but print is an optional accessory that must be painstakingly bolted on.”

Dr. Maryanne Wolf

Contact us for a free demo today!