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Dealing with Dyslexia: An Interview with Susan Barton

Vol. 112, Prg. 46–50
July 9–13, 2012

Susan Barton, founder of the Barton Reading and Writing System, joins Mike Smith this week on Home School Heartbeat to discuss how to spot dyslexia and to give tips for homeschooling children with dyslexia.

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Spell It Out for Me
Early Warning System
Warning Signs of Dyslexia
What’s Going On in His Head?
You Can Homeschool a Dyslexic Student

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Susan Barton
Susan Barton is an internationally recognized expert on dyslexia. After her nephew Ben was finally diagnosed with profound dyslexia at age 16, Susan Barton switched careers from working with computers to dyslexia. Her goal is to help parents and teachers catch dyslexia earlier and guide them into providing the right type of tutoring and support, so that no child will have to go through what Ben experienced.

Susan Barton was recently inducted in the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor for her 14 years of passionate work educating parents, teachers, and other professionals about the warning signs of dyslexia, the most effective systems to improve their reading, spelling and writing, technology tools that will bypass their weak areas, and accommodations that are necessary until their skills reach grade level. She also stresses the importance of finding and growing their gifted areas. She is also the developer of the Barton Reading & Spelling System, a well-known Orton-Gillingham based system that was designed so that parents could tutor their own children as effectively as a professional tutor.

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