Dyslexia is a specific developmental disability that alters the way the brain processes language. Dyslexia can create difficulty in the areas of speech, reading, spelling and writing; though the effects vary from person to person. A diagnosis of dyslexia can also range from mild to profound.
Children as young as five years of age can be tested. Children who have dyslexia will not outgrow it, so early intervention is key. However, since this is a lifelong disorder, it is never too late to test teens and adults. A complete family, developmental, and educational history are also an integral part of this comprehensive screening.
An essential first step to gathering information. This process will help determine if further assessment is needed to identify dyslexia. Comprehensive, up-to-date information on dyslexia is discussed.
The Barton Screening System is used to determine strengths and weaknesses in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing. This process includes 11 screening samples and can take up to three hours.
This professional report will include the following:
Summary of genetic, developmental, educational history
Interpretation of these assessments
Face-to-face sessions are held at our office, located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Online tutoring is also available. Currently, we tutor clients in the US and abroad. Online tutoring is an excellent option for those who want to continue services while traveling or relocating to a new area. All tutors have been trained and certified using the Barton Reading and Spelling System.
45 minutes in duration
Held a minimum of twice weekly during the school year
Held a minimum of three times weekly during the summer
Accompanied by monthly progress reports
The Barton Reading & Spelling System
Supported by independent scientific research
Meets No Child Left Behind Requirements
Teaches Common Core State Standards
Approved by the California Department of Education
Approved and recommended by the Colorado Department of Education
Children and adults with dyslexia often have dysgraphia, which is a visual-motor integration issue. Their handwriting is slow and labored. Writing is not an automatic process for them, making it difficult to place their thoughts on paper. People with dysgraphia hold their pens and pencils with an odd grip, often holding them too tightly. Their letters are poorly formed and written without regard to the writing line. When people with dysgraphia write, they often can not read their writing. Various programs are used to meet individual needs.
While our primary goal is to provide services directly to clients, another goal is to educate the community about dyslexia through outreach. If you are looking for a speaker for your next function, please contact our office.
Early Intervention Programs
The Barton Reading & Spelling System has an early intervention component designed to help school and homeschooling environments implement a systematic process of identifying the early warning signs of dyslexia at the kindergarten and 1st-grade levels. For more information, please contact our office.