But it is the method developed by Samuel T. Orton
and Anna Gillingham, known as the Orton-Gillingham approach, that has had a profound impact on countless Central Massachusetts families.
These findings would have come as no surprise to the late neurologist Samuel T. Orton
. In 1925, Orton proposed that childhood reading problems arise when visual information from the right hemisphere isn't dampened, thus interfering with word-identification efforts of the left hemisphere.
Samuel T. Orton
realized that dyslexics needed to be explicitly taught letter-sound relationships, a knowledge that most of us acquire automatically.