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Teacher and Pupil
The Barton

Question: What is the Barton Reading & Spelling System?

Answer: As described on their website, the Barton Reading & Spelling System is a structured literacy program that is Orton-Gillingham influenced. Their multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured and sequential, intense tutoring program is research and evidence based. 


To understand why it works so well, and to see the research, click here.  


To learn more about the Barton Reading & Spelling System, go to


Question: What is Part C of the Barton Student Screening?

Answer: The Barton Student Screening is a tool designed to find out if a student has the skills needed to begin the Barton Reading & Spelling System. Part C checks for significant difficulty with auditory discrimination, auditory memory size, and auditory sequencing.


If a student cannot pass Part C, they are not ready for the Barton System. 


Susan Barton recommends Foundation in Sounds™ for students who cannot pass Part C.  


Once your student has successfully completed all 12 lessons in Foundation in Sounds™, your student will be able to pass Part C.  


Question:  How can I learn more about Dyslexia?

Answer: In addition to being the developer of the Barton Reading & Spelling System, Susan Barton is the founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, whose sole mission is to provide research-based information on dyslexia to parents, teachers, and other professionals.  


To watch her many free videos on dyslexia, or to see the research on dyslexia, go to the Bright Solutions for Dyslexia website, click here

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