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.
The Orton-Gillingham tradition (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 forensic 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:
Word Attack Skills
Language Training Supplies
It typically takes us six months to raise a student’s reading level by two grades.
Explicit and Systematic Phonics
Phonology and Morphology
Reading Fluency and Accuracy