We am offering the reading learning disability/dyslexia intervention, called Barton. It is evidence-based and uses the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching youth or adults with this specific problem. There are 10 levels, and individuals with a reading learning disability/dyslexia start at level 1 and must master each level before advancing. After mastering level 10, students are reading and writing at a 9th-grade level. Most of the students that I work with individually have dual-diagnoses and work with me to administer the intervention and need behavioral motivation techniques to engage. In addition, we often consult with families for 504 accommodations and IEPs. For youth who do not have additional attentional and behavioral concerns, we have teachers or behavioral technicians that can deliver the intervention to your child for a lower price than my hourly rate, and I supervise them and give feedback and problem solve any parental concerns or student learning concerns to help advance your student in the intervention. We offer progress monitoring to periodically review your child’s reading progress/level.
We haven’t added the Seeing Stars Program for Reading Fluency and Spelling- Linda Mood Bell to my practice yet, but will, due to the fact that if there is an auditory processing disorder component to dyslexia, then Barton is not supported. There is a screener we administer to see if Barton is the correct intervention for the student and if not, we currently will refer out.
If you suspect you or your student has dyslexia, please call as we can give you a provider recommendation for a psychoeducational evaluation.
*Virtual Sessions or In-Person sessions are available.
Please note the term dyslexia and reading disorder are used interchangeably, to learn more please read this article: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/reading/conditioninfo/disorders
Great resource to learn about Dyslexia:
Embracing Dyslexia: The Interviews- Susan Barton
Barton Reading and Spelling System Overview