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100 Powerful Learning Specialist and Educational Therapy Materials

This week I wanted to tell you about my online store, Good Sensory Learning. I’m Dr. Erica Warren, and I established this site so I could share all the materials that I have created over the last 20+ years as a learning specialist and educational therapist. When I first began my private practice, Learning to Learn, I had great difficulty finding fun and multisensory materials for my students that were effective and engaging. So back in 2005, I made it my mission to design and distribute high-end, remedial products as well as memorable, motivating lessons that bring delight to learning. If you would like to try a free sampling of my activities , CLICK HERE . How Are the Products Organized at Good Sensory Learning? You can download my Free Printable Catalog or you can browse the site using the grey “search all products” bar in the top right of any page with keywords such as dyslexia, working memory, and executive functioning. What’s more, drop down menus in the red banner allow you t

Fun Clothespin Orton Gillingham Remediation Ideas and More

Incorporating the fun factor can help to make any difficult lesson enjoyable. I found these cute, little, painted clothespins on Ebay, and I think it will take my lessons to a whole new level. I have color coded the vowels and consonants as well as the digraphs. There are so many ways I can use these clothespins to enhance my lessons!
free clothes reading pin activity
It will enhance my lessons for a number of reasons:
  • Using these cute, colorful, mini clothespins that measure only 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 an inch will surely engage my learners.
  • Opening and closing clothespins also helps to develop fine motor skills.
  • Color-coding the letters can help the children differentiate between vowels and consonants.
  • Color-coding the letters can also help students discriminate between the different types of syllables. If you look at the image above, the first two words are closed syllables, the third word is an open syllable, and the final word is a silent-e syllable.
  • Placing digraphs on a single clothespin helps the kids to remember that the two letters only make one sound.
What are some other possibilities? 
  • You can store them in color-coded, up-cycled pill containers.
  • You can also bring in additional colored clothespins to represent diphthongs (vowel combinations) as well as digraphs.
  • You can use large clothespins too. If you can’t find colored ones, the easiest thing to do would be to make your own. I have a number of suggestions linked under the next heading.
  • You can also use clothespins with whole numbers and integers to help students understand the sequence of the number line and when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
  • You can even use clothespins for grammar. Students can sort nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc. onto the correct clothing hanger.
I will be getting bigger clothespins too as they are better at accommodating more than one letter. This way I can also create activities for prefixes, roots and suffixes.

If you have any comments or some other cool ideas to do with clothespins, please share them below.

If you are looking for other ways to make your Orton-Gillinghman or phonics based program fun and enjoyable, you can review all my reading remediation materials HERE or lick on the image below.
dyslexia reading remediation

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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