The Barton Reading & Spelling System was created by Susan Barton, a leader in the field of dyslexia. Ms. Barton was inducted into the International Dyslexia Association's Hall of Honor, where a plaque with her name now hangs next to those for Dr. Orton, Anna Gillingham, Reid Lyon, Beth Slingerland and other internationally recognized authorities in the field of dyslexia. To learn more about Susan Barton and the Barton Reading & Spelling System, go towww.BartonReading.com and www.BrightSolutions.US.
Research has shown that students require a minimum of two, one hour sessions per week for effective learning and progress to take place. What is the goal? It is to bring a student up to or beyond his or her grade level in reading and spelling. This is a commitment that will take approximately 2 years to complete. The great news is that the skills gained by the student are evident within the first few months of tutoring. The investment in this work will greatly benefit all aspects of their life.
Students of all ages work hard and focus during sessions. One-on-one tutoring takes a great deal of mental energy even when games are involved. For the younger students, here are a few suggestions to make sure your child gets the most out of a tutoring session.
The student should be:
Aware that this tutoring will lead to a clear understanding of how to read and spell
Well hydrated before the session
Not hungry, make sure to give him/her a healthy snack before the session
Given the chance to use the rest room before the start of a session