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Reading Tutoring for Dyslexia

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The Barton Reading and Spelling program systematically teaches students how to read in a multisensory, intensive approach.  Each lesson carefully builds upon the last. A student learns a new concept, practices it, applies it to reading and writing words, phrases, and sentences, and then learns the new concept.  Some "lessons" may take more than a single class to complete because understanding and mastery is more important than speeding through to the finish line. It is similar to the All About Reading system (below)  but it is designed for intensive intervention for those with dyslexia or related challenges.  The Barton program also focuses on Spelling simultaneously with reading.  Using activities, games, and color-coded letter tiles, you can begin to see the logic in the English language and overcome reading challenges associated with dyslexia.

For more about Barton Reading and Spelling, see here: Barton Reading.  Almost anyone can purchase and use this curriculum with their child, and it is a great solution if you have more time, energy (and patience) than you do funds to hire a tutor.  Being your child's tutor is not the best fit for everyone, so that's where Grasp Reading can help.

Reading Fundamentals with All About Reading

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All About Reading is the curriculum I used to teach my own children how to read.  Each of my sessions as a private tutor will include a review of previously learned sounds, educational and engaging activities, and reading through sounding out or "decoding" (no guessing allowed!)  Colour-coded tiles (or an app) help students to see the different ways letters work together to create sounds. Interactive activities allow the student to practice using multiple senses. While I may pass along games or activities to continue learning at home, your main homework is to read to your child, and have them read to you. You can also purchase the readers from All About Reading to allow your child to practice with level-appropriate materials at home. Repetition is the key to mastery, so allow your child to read to you (or read to them!) - even if it's the same story again and again and again!  All About Reading is another curriculum that a parent can purchase and use with their own child. If being your child's teacher or tutor is not ideal, don't feel bad. Successful people work to their strengths and delegate the rest. That's where I can help!

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