Why We Use the Barton Reading & Spelling System

Here at Dyslexia Reading Connection, we use The Barton Reading and Spelling System. One of the beauties of Barton is how it is tailored to play to the strengths of those with dyslexia. Despite the language being their area of weakness, the Barton program is taught in sequential order allowing students to approach language with logic and then, in turn, confidence. They will never be expected to read or spell a word that they haven’t been given the tools to do so successfully. Then each procedure within a lesson is designed to train the student how to systematically think through the small important steps of reading and spelling a word so that they can do it with confidence.

Barton takes the guessing game out of reading and spelling by teaching students the why in the form of rules. Why is cat spelled with a C and kitten is spelled with a K? A Barton reader knows why. By learning these rules, students can apply them to many words instead of memorizing the words themselves. Plus, the rule names and pictures associated with them are pretty memorable and appeal to our student’s visual strengths. And to top it off, the program has a multi-sensory approach which will only enhance and strengthen all that our students are learning. 

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Here is a link to Susan Barton’s website to learn! https://bartonreading.com/