Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Susan Barton, founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia and creator of the Barton Reading & Spelling System, has played an influential role in bringing heightened awareness to dyslexia. Ms. Barton is a frequent and popular speaker at conferences focusing on Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention and RTI, and Adult Literacy issues. Her Orton Gillingham-based system is a multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured and sequential program designed for intense intervention.
The Dyslexia Project
The Dyslexia Project’s mission is to empower children to become all they are capable of being, by helping them to learn to read, using methods based on research by the National Institute of Health. In addition, according to their mission statement, they seek to develop awareness of what dyslexia is, how it can be overcome, and why it is important to do so. They also seek to empower dyslexic children by helping them to appreciate their special talents and abilities.
For nearly 70 years, Learning Ally, a national non-profit organization, has been dedicated to helping students who learn differently, including those who are blind, visually impaired and dyslexic. Their tools and services dramatically improve the way students learn—at home and in the classroom.
Accommodations are changes in the way a teacher presents information, tests students, and has students practice new skills so that every student has a chance to succeed. Students with learning disabilities can benefit from accommodations and they should be considered after any evaluation or diagnosis.
No set list of accommodations will be appropriate for every student. It is important to involve the parents, the student, teachers, tutors, and evaluators to determine the best set of accommodations for the child.
To learn more about accommodations, please give us a call or you can consult with a professional at your child’s school.