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Levels of Language DevelopmentLongleaf Academy

Reading and writing are part of the language system. Individuals with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities neurologically process print for language differently than the average learner.  Reading research has determined that  15% of students experience a range of symptoms related to dyslexia.  Dyslexia occurs on a spectrum but the consequences almost always end in poor reading and writing proficiency. Longleaf Academy uses the Orton-Gillingham Approach, a multi-sensory and structured approach that is supported by more than 60 years of research and practice.  The OG Approach employs a structured and sequential method and adheres to the following principles: