What is the Barton System?
The Barton system is the program I use to teach reading and spelling. I am certified at the advanced level.
It is a research based program proven to greatly improve the reading and spelling of children and adults.
The program teaches the process of reading and spelling from the ground up with a structured, systematic approach that makes logical sense.
Will the Barton System help me/my child?
The Barton system is an Orton-Gillingham system and was originally designed for students with Dyslexia. However, a student does not need to have Dyslexia to benefit from this program.
A student must fit four criteria to benefit from the Barton system:
The student has a mostly fluent grasp of the English language (Barton is not an ESL program).
The student is at least 5 years old and in Kindergarten.
The student is not profoundly mentally handicapped, and has an IQ of at least 70.
The student passes a short screening test on the ability to hear and repeat sounds (I administer this test free of charge before starting tutoring).