At Open Window Literacy, I use a systematic reading program designed to help children who are diagnosed with dyslexia or children who exhibit several of the classic warning signs. I am a certified Barton tutors and use the Barton Reading & Spelling System, which is an Orton-Gillingham method that is research-based and yields life changing results in reading, writing and spelling.
Students with dyslexia learn best when they use a multi-sensory approach. The Barton Reading and Spelling System uses student’s visual, auditory and kinesthetic pathways simultaneously to help students overcome language processing issues. This method creates an environment where students are better able to store and retrieve information.
The Barton System is most effective when it is administered beginning with level 1 and subsequent levels followed in order. The levels do not correspond to specific grade levels. They refer to concepts that are meant to be learned in order. There are 10 levels in the entire system and the typical duration a student will spend in the Barton Reading and Spelling System will be approximately 2-3 years. Giving students with dyslexia the tools they will need to succeed for the rest of their lives is not a quick fix!
Barton Reading and Spelling System is research and evidence based program. It is an Orton-Gillingham influenced, multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured and sequential intense intervention program.
For research articles about the Barton Reading and Spelling System visit: https://bartonreading.com/the-barton-system-is/#eve