Beverly J. Wolf, M.Ed.
is the parent and grandparent of language disabled children, a former classroom teacher, head of a school for dyslexics, instructor in the Slingerland® Adaptation of the Orton Gillingham Approach and related courses, and author of several publications related to learning differences.
She is the author of articles and books about dyslexia, creative activities for the classroom, and language related guides for teachers, most recently Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching with Virginia Berninger and “Multi-
Modal Handwriting Instruction for Pencil and Technology Tools”, with Virginia Berninger in Teaching of Basic Language Skills by Birsh (2018).
Still vital after all these years… Beth Slingerland began her work with Anna Gillingham in 1937. She quickly realized that this structured tutorial approach could be used with classroom groups of children and provide the skills to prevent failure. The approach is now used in General Education classrooms, in screened classrooms, in special education and resource rooms and in second language classrooms.
The Slingerland Adaptation of the Orton Gillingham Approach provides tools for instruction for written language skills for all children within the classroom. The daily format for instruction provides guidance in reading, writing, and spelling.