Can you teach a student with dyslexia in your homeschool? Susan Barton wanted to make it possible—so she developed a resource that parents or volunteers could use without having to get an advanced degree in special education! Learn more, today on Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Smith.
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Susan, we’ve talked a lot this week about what dyslexia is, and how to tell if your student may have it. Now, you developed the Barton System to help dyslexic students. Susan, how does it work? Is this something that homeschooling parents can actually teach, themselves?
Yes, I did design the Barton Reading and Spelling System for parents who want to or have to tutor their own children who they know or suspect have dyslexia. And so, step by step, I teach parents exactly what professionals in the clinics do, so they learn it wherever they are because all the training they need comes inside each level on dvds, along with step by step scripted lesson plans, and all the manipulatives and everything they need to teach those lessons effectively, plus free unlimited support, online chat groups and so on. So parents can actually improve the reading/writing/spelling skills of their children if they use the Barton System.
Susan, this could make a tremendous difference in a lot of students’ lives; this is really exciting! Thanks for your work in this field, and thank you so much for joining us this week! Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.