Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

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. 


Orton-Gillingham (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 evidence-based 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:
Reading Assessments
Word Attack Skills
Phonemic Awareness
Reading Fluency
Reading Comprehension
Sound-Symbol Correspondence
Writing Skills
Study Skills

Cursive Handwriting


Parent Training

Language Training Supplies 


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Cardinal Reading Strategies

20225 Maple Leaf Court

Montgomery Village, MD  20886