The Barton Reading & Spelling System teaches people from all walks of life exactly how to tutor people with dyslexia. Parents of dyslexic children can learn to become tutors, as can professionals like Reading and Resource Specialists, Speech-Language Therapists, Educational Therapists, and Private Tutors. Professional certification is available.
I highly recommend the Barton system for your child with dyslexia. It works. It is user friendly. It follows the guidelines you can find in the Fact Sheet on Multisensory Structured Language Teaching at the International Dyslexia Association (www.interdys.org).
Please know that there is an amazing amount of misinformation and misunderstanding that still exists about dyslexia. You do NOT want to waste your money and your child’s life with programs or ideas that are not independently and scientifically research-based complete programs specifically for dyslexia. With the right program, your child CAN learn to read and spell efficiently by the sounds. If you want to spend your money wisely, please check out the accurate information on dyslexia for yourself at www.BrightSolutions.US
After discovering that our eldest son was dyslexic, we began searching for the best way to help him develop his reading and spelling skills. Although the Barton System was much more costly than others, the reviews (and awards) attributed to the Barton System was enough to cause us to invest - I AM SO GLAD WE DID! Now, we are using the Barton Reading and Spelling System to teach our remaining children to read and spell. The thought is, if there are others who are on the dyslexia spectrum we will be able to address their needs immediately instead of waiting for the more traditional methods to fail first. As a homeschooling mom, I am still able to meet the needs of ALL my children when it comes to their reading skill. This is most certainly a program that is well worth the cost.
I lost hope in the professionals we had seen to try to understand why it was such a struggle for my daughter to read. No one seemed to understand what the difficulty was. Taking matters into my own hands I came across the Barton System. What an amazing program, after helping my own child, I continued on to help other children using the Barton system. It is such a heart warming feeling when your struggling reader tries to read out loud, in public, everywhere. Still brings tears of joy and thankfulness to my eyes. My only regret is not finding it sooner, so I share withing my community as often as I can. Thank you Susan Barton!
I have been tutoring students using the Barton Program for almost six years now and I can tell you this program really works. I started with my own son who was diagnosed with moderate dyslexia. I have never had a parent even remotely comment that their child was NOT progressing. All of them have been extremely excited to see their children finally begin to read and spell. I have heard so many stories of parents who tell me that their child is happy and confident. Their standard test scores have risen dramatically and I even hear of kids winning spelling bees in their class! Not only is it a great program, Susan Barton herself is so helpful with parents, tutors, etc. THere are many games that can be incorporated into lessons that students love. I highly recommend it to any parent who's child is dyslexic or struggling with reading and spelling.
I love the Barton Reading and Spelling program. I am helping five children with it, three are mine and two are the neighbor children. Four of them are in level six. My children are reading so much better than they ever have. We have been in Barton for about a year now, my oldest said he feels like he has a chance to go to college now. Levels one and two might seem so basic, that you might think you do not need it but I found that I had to take my two oldest through book two twice because they could not hear the sounds. I was so surprised because one was 5th grade and the other was in 3rd. My neighbor boy brought his reading up 30 wpm in six months and his comprehension incredibly better. His mom almost started crying when she told me, she called me on her way home from parent teacher. I did not know I was dyslexic until I started to study this program is helping me so much. I would skip over hard words my self now I am breaking the words into sylables and sounding them out, it so exciting. I am doing so much better in my spelling it is like a light bulb has come on. Thank you Barton from all of us
שיטת ברטון הינה שיטה מעולה ללימוד קריאה וכתיבה באנגלית, גם לדוברי עברית! אני מלמדת את השיטה הזו כבר 7 שנים הן בקליפורניה והן בישראל התחלתי עם תלמידים שבי"ס כבר כמעט התייאש שאי פעם ייקראו ברמת הכיתה והילדים עצמם כבר היו מיואשים אבל השיטה הזו מחוללת פלאים,והם הדביקו את הפער.השיטה בנויה בדיוק באופן שבו יהיה להם הכי קל ללמוד וירגישו מצליחים הלימודים עפ"י שיטה זו הינם בין שנה לשלוש שנים, תלוי בילד , ולכן היא מיועדת רק לילדים עם ליקויי למידה או שמתקשים בלמידת הקריאה והכתיבה והיא איננה שיטה ללימוד אנגלית כשפה שניה , אם אינך עם ליקויי למידה מומלץ מאד
The Barton Reading and Spelling Program has given our son hope for the future. He was barely reading before starting this program. I can now proudly say he is reading close to grade level. You must sink your heart and soul into this program for the sake of your child. It is an easy program to use, but will not work without dedicating the necessary hours needed in order to see results. Susan Barton has made herself incredibly available if you run into any problems. The resale of the finished level is a wonderful plus. Nothing is more rewarding then choosing a product and seeing it work right before your eyes!
Barton Reading and Spelling is a gift to struggling students!
I tutor two of my grandchildren using only this wonderful program. I also volunteer in a reading lab at a local elementary school and tutor students one on one with only this program. I have seen steady growth and a wonderful change in attitude from being doubtful and fearful of failing to being confident and happy to read! To be successful in this program as well in any endeavor in school and life, a person must stick with it. Trying it for only two levels is not enough time to see improvement. For example, I have taken my 9 year old dyslexic grandson from Level 1 to half-way through Level 6 in a year. tutoring 2X a week, an hour each time. He improved greatly at school, going from below basic in word attack skills to advanced (on the state test). There is great support for parents/grandparents in the form of free games and supplemental activities. These activities add a lot of fun to the regular lessons, which by the way are very easy to follow, and very effective when done correctly and consistently! This well-researched, sequential program fills in the gaps left by most schools' phonics program and gives struggling readers and spellers their long-awaited chance for success!!
I have been using the Barton System for over eight years in my tutoring business. For students who complete the program, I have had a 100% success rate. Students (adults, as well as children) are reading, spelling, and writing at least at grade level, but usually way above. When they begin, they are reading, spelling, and writing way below grade level. Some of my students couldn't read or spell any words. Of course, their self-esteem was very low and they felt "dumb." After completing the program, they feel confident, proud, and smart! As one of my adult students said, "This program did what no one else had been able to do all through school and special education. I learned to read and write. It saved my life!"