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online resource rom for schools and reading

Our Typical Student . . .

. . .is super smart and creative. Many prefer math and science. But when it comes to reading and spelling, they hit a wall. Especially, by 3rd grade.

They are often labeled with:

  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • AD(H)D
  • Visual Perceptual Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Issues
  • Working Memory is weaker

Those NOT diagnosed or labeled, tend to have a mild to moderate issue with language processing.

And fit this profile:

...often spends hours studying for Friday's spelling test, yet cannot retain those spelling words from one week to the next.

They cannot spell when writing sentences and stories, not even those high frequency words like: because, friend, and does.  They will even misspell the same word, differently within the same paragraph.

When they write, they just can't seem to remember that a sentence has to start with a capital letter and there has to be punctuation.

Even though the child CAN read, they have great difficulty sounding out an unknown word, despite being taught phonics.

They have enormous difficulty memorizing things like their address and phone number as well as their math facts, multiplication tables and have trouble with long division.  They often have a very odd pencil grip and poor penmanship and even find tying their shoes challenging.

That's the type of student we specialize in and they are likely to be dyslexic.
-Barton 2 minute video


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