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A Sneak Peek into my Traveling Orton-Gillingham Therapist Bag

Are you a traveling tutor, Dyslexia Therapist, or resource teacher looking for ideas on how to take your supplies around with you? 

When I worked at a private practice as the Director of Dyslexia Therapy. The summer was wonderful for me as students came to my office from 8 am until 5pm Monday through Thursday and I had all of my supplies with me and accessible. When the school year begun, I traveled to area private schools to provide Dyslexia Therapy using the Orton-Gillingham Approach to my clients during their school day. I also worked after school until 7/8 pm providing Dyslexia Therapy to students whose schools wouldn't allow me to come in during the school day or choose to come after school. 

That being said, I needed to figure out a good system for traveling with my resources and how to keep things multi-sensory! 



Now let's take a peek inside my travel bag!

I found this amazing bag at Marshalls! It has all the pockets that I need. As you can see, I have my Wilson Phonogram Cards, Phonetic Readers, and various resources! Let's take a  deeper look inside.

I found great plastic binder inserts with snap closures that I store various games and activities in to use during my lessons. I found them at the Dollar Tree! I put file cabinet folders that attach to the sides of the bag to keep my lesson plans nice and crisp through out my travels from school to school. This also made it easier to switch out the student file. Simply pull them from your file cabinet. Use binders for past students work since depending on how long you work with them, the amount of papers can be A LOT!


Instead of a sand tray, I brought textured foam squares for finger tracing.


I brought decodable readers for my lesson and Go Fish Phonics Games (find the ones shown here) for the words to read section and/or extra time or review. I also always brought my card deck. You can have individual card decks for each student as well. You can find a phonogram sound deck with keyword pictures here.



I also brought resources that I wanted to have on hand during certain lesson such as Unlocking Literacy.





I used file cabinet folders that attach to the sides of the bag to keep my lesson plans nice and crisp through out my travels from school to school. This also made it easier to switch out the student file. Simply pull them from your file cabinet. Use binders for past students work since depending on how long you work with them, the amount of papers can be A LOT!




I hope this post gives you some ideas for how to bring your Orton-Gillingham materials with you to your traveling therapy sessions!