• Register

User Reviews

Barton Reading and Spelling

Reviews (35)
by

★★★★★
Excellent & User Friendly
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
by

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Excellent Choice For Homeschoolers!
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.
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Ability to read, wright and spell
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!
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Excellent Program
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.
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Barton 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
by

0 of 1 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Barton
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
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Ann Marie
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!
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
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!!
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Hope for people with dyslexia
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!"
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Amazing Success with Barton Reading!
The Barton Reading & Spelling System is incredibly teacher/tutor friendly!

The delivery of the training along with the detailed lessons ensure that I am delivering the instruction with fidelity, AND they allow me to flex with each student's pace and progress.

Susan Barton will always have my gratitude for providing such a wonderful Orton-Gillingham based system that supports each student individually.

Each of my students makes significant progress in their reading and spelling, and the children, their teachers, and parents all report more confidence.
by

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Awesome Reading and Spelling Program!!
I am a certified special education teacher who was struggling to meet the needs of my students in the public schools. I left the public schools to receive training in the Orton-Gillingham approach and teach reading and spelling to students at a private school for students with language-based reading disabilities. To supplement my income, I also started tutoring students privately. I was SO glad I found the Barton Reading & Spelling System. It provides the tools students need to be successful in reading and spelling in a very systematic, multi-sensory way. It is an extremely well developed program and is easy to implement. The parents of my students have been THRILLED with the progress their children have made.
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Great Orton-Gillingham based program!!!!!!!
I have been teaching for over 25 years and have had certification in another Orton-Gillingham method prior to finding Barton. I am so thrilled with the Barton Programs efficiency. All you need is available to you: the training, the full scale well organized, systematic lesson plans, and extra resources including spelling test, readers, fluency pages and much more.
I would highly recommend the Barton System to any teacher, tutor, or parent. You do not need to have years of training and learn the whole program before you begin. Simply learn as you go. Nothing is covered in a lesson that is not based on that current lesson or a previous lesson, so there are no surprises and you do not have to be a master teacher all at once.
The greatest advantage of the Barton system is the personal help. Questions are answered quickly and personally, usually within hours, and there is a great support group of other parents and professionals available.
I use to spend hours on lesson plans and finding resources to back my lessons. That is no longer a problem and I can spend more time helping the children who need it.
jacrawford
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
Easy to Use and Effective
My son is starting on level 8 of 10 this week. We have been working on differen. This program is the most intense and effective that we have used. I also tutor 3 other students and their parents thank me weekly for the changes that they are seeing in their child's academic progress. Barton truly works and I am thankful to have found it! The customer support is excellent as well. Any questions you may have will be answered immediately and the company representatives are very helpful on the phone. I have even had the privilege to speak to Susan Barton personally to help me figure out issues I was having with my students. The results are easily seen in my son's progress, as well as my other students. I've been using the program for 3 years.
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
A Program I Can Stand Behind
I had been teaching Special Education in the public schools for ten years when I decided there had to be a better way to reach students who are NOT getting what they need - even with an IEP and special accommodations. It has been almost three years now that I have been tutoring with the Barton System and I have abandoned the classroom to do this full time because I finally found what WORKS! This system reaches kids (and adults!) who have tried other programs, and who have been let down by slow progress at school. I am so grateful to Susan Barton for creating this program. I am finally a teacher (tutor) who is able to give my students what they need...which is systematic, explicit, multi-sensory intervention. One of my little boys came to my door today just full of excitement-- he said, "My teacher is so proud of me, I tested today and went up TWO reading levels!" This is a child whose mom was at the end of her rope. My students parents think I work magic :) I tell them the credit goes to this system and the hard work their kids put in! This is NOT a quick fix or a magic bullet. It is intensive. The results are amazing. I am FINALLY making a difference with students who may never have learned to read well enough to reach their cognitive abilities (these kids are SMART! They just learn differently.) If you are making a decision about a program to implement I wouldn't look any further.
by

2 of 2 people found this review helpful
★★★★★
I tutor 4 dyslexic children
I taught elementary and middle school children in the language area for about 25 years. Upon retirement, I began working individually with dyslexic children teaching them to read. This program is multi-sensory and easy to use with students. I tutor one-on-one helping children work with phonemes.. The program is structured to use a pattern in each lesson that will maximize exposure to phonemes. Because every lesson is structured for the student to listen, receive teaching, actively work with lettered tiles spelling words that use clearly stated rules, use pencil and paper, see and say sight words using red letters as an aid to learning, use nonsense words to practice spelling rules once a phoneme is mastered, and finally reading a story and completing a worksheet, a student eventually comes to know this larger pattern within each lesson is much like the patterns that he can learn through his phonemic awareness. This is an EXCELLENT program. It is so rewarding to help children that suffer from dyslexia who can learn to read even when they have a full-blown lack of confidence about reading.

Submit review»

Account Registration



Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.