DRC uses the Barton Reading and Spelling System to help bring students up to grade level literacy.
Since students with dyslexia have difficulty learning to read and write with traditional classroom methods, we use the Barton Reading and Spelling System to teach our students. It is an Orton-Gillingham based method that uses a multi-sensory, interactive, sequentially progressive teaching method and is dramatically different from what is taught in schools. It teaches the elements of literacy—phonology, sound-symbol association, syllables, morphology, syntax, and semantics— in a systematic way that makes sense to the student. This program teaches reading and spelling with direct instruction rather than having the student relying upon guessing or memorization. To maximize the effectiveness of the program, all of the tutoring at DRC is one on one rather than in groups.
The Barton System has all the essential components required by the No Child Left Behind Act and meets the National Institutes of Health description of best practices for students with dyslexia. Students who complete our program are fully capable of reading at a high school and even at a college level.
While some students with dyslexia are gifted in math, there are others who find this to be an extremely difficult subject. Dyslexia Reading Connection teaches math using a method that has been shown to be highly effective for dyslexic students.
Our tutors are trained in methods of math instruction that make sense to dyslexic students. These methods have been highly effective, and struggling students are able to achieve success in the subject in a relatively short time.
This math system is a multi-sensory approach to teaching dyslexic students. Our students learn math in a similar, yet different manner than most programs in schools. A different method is necessary since memorization is so hard for our students.
Our Math system basically consists of teaching:
• Number Reversals
• Multiplication Facts
• Division Facts
• Decimal Numbers
• Large Numbers
• Converting Decimals to Percents to Fractions
• Word Problems
• Negative/Positive Numbers
We can help you find out if your student might have dyslexia.
By looking into the student's educational and developmental background, and then administering a series of assessments, we are able to determine if he or she has the characteristics of someone with dyslexia. While this is not a clinical diagnosis of dyslexia, it is usually sufficient for most purposes.