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Boy frustrated by writing

Why Barton?

Brianna Preston is a Certified Barton Tutor. The Barton Reading & Spelling System was developed by Susan Barton. She was inducted into the International Dyslexia Association's Hall of Honor for her groundbreaking work on this system. The program is Orton-Gillingham influenced, research and evidence-based, and appropriate for intense intervention. Many students who have been failed by other interventions have found outstanding success with Barton. To learn more about the Barton Reading & Spelling System, visit


Why Orton-Gillingham?

Untangling dyslexia

Students with dyslexia most commonly exhibit a weakness in phonological processing. Phonological processing is the ability to process sounds within spoken words and link them to letter symbols in written words. The Orton-Gillingham approach uses a multisensory approach to help students learn to link these connections and break the reading code. 

The Orton-Gillingham approach explicitly and sequentially guides students through the process of learning to read. It treats each child as an individual and follows their pace, reading their bents, and understanding their individual strengths and weaknesses. It is focused on repetition, review, and mastery--keys that are so important for the dyslexic mind.

Boy feeling confident and smart
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