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Dyslexia Services: Barton Tutoring

What is Dyslexia?

  • Dyslexia is a language based disability that includes poor word decoding, oral reading fluency, and spelling.
  • Language based learning disabilities like dyslexia affect one in five students.
  • Dyslexia is a lifelong condition - it is not curable, but with the right help, children with dyslexia can become successful readers.

The Barton Reading and Spelling System

The biggest obstacle for students with dyslexia is learning to read. Students with dyslexia learn best with a structured literacy approach, which teaches students to decode words in an explicit, systematic, and cumulative manner.

The Barton System is one of several reading programs based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. It is a multi-sensory, direct, structured, and sequential program designed for intense intervention.

Each lesson teaches the specific rules of the English language, allows opportunity to practice, and builds on the previous lesson. The methods used in this system are research and evidence based.

The Barton System at Reading NOW

Students do not need a formal dyslexia diagnosis to received Barton tutoring. An eligible Barton student must:

  • be at least 5 years old and in kindergarten
  • be able to speak and comprehend spoken English
  • have an IQ of 70 or higher
  • demonstrate difficulty with spelling
  • struggle with sounding out unknown words when reading
  • be able to pass the Barton Student Screening

The Program Design

  • Two hours of 1-on-1 instruction per week
  • Students progress through each of the ten levels at their own pace
  • A one year commitment consisting of three 30 session seasons
    • Fall: September-December
    • Spring: January-April
    • Summer:May-August

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING OUR FIRST CLIENTS FOR BARTON TUTORING AT READING NOW.

LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

CALL TODAY TO ENROLL IN OUR UPCOMING SESSION BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2018.



Reading NOW does not conduct dyslexia testing or provide a formal dyslexia diagnosis.