Seminars & Presentations
Dates and locations of Susan Barton's free presentations, Summer Seminars, Tutor Certification sessions, and more.
Susan Barton will not be traveling this year, so she will not be giving any free talks. But she does coordinate a Speakers Bureau.
So if you need a speaker on dyslexia for a meeting or conference, a parent support group, or a teacher in-service training day, click here, fill out the form, and Susan Barton will put you in touch with the closest professional speaker who can meet your needs.
I have conducted my live, in-person 6-day Screening for Dyslexia seminar twice each summer since 2002.
Sadly, I am no longer able to offer it in person.
I have started converting my Screening for Dyslexia seminar into an on-line course. But it will not be done, to my satisfaction and quality standards, by this summer.
I am working hard on it, and I hope it will be ready by September.
As soon as it ready, I will announce it here and in my newsletter.
Thank you for your interest and your patience. It will be worth the wait.
What Graduates Say
The Screening for Dyslexia course, by Susan Barton, is not just a course on how to detect Dyslexia. It is so much more! You get extensive, in-depth, up-to-date information on the history and brain science, plus hands-on experience on how to apply it and screen for dyslexia. You also get tons of resources and ready-made documents that help you communicate and implement what you've learned with other professionals and parents.
Whether you are a Reading Specialist, Dyslexia Specialist, Educational Therapist, Special or Regular Ed teacher, or Tutor, Screening for Dyslexia will improve the way you look at, evaluate, and communicate with your students and parents.
Before I took the course, I had no idea how comprehensive it was, so I was baffled why it took six days to teach how to screen for dyslexia. It was well worth my time and money.
Hands On Learning Solutions
The Screening for Dyslexia seminar is an excellent course for speech-language therapists, teachers, parents, or anyone who desires in-depth information about dyslexia and ways to identify dyslexia.
Susan Barton is a superb presenter and her passion and dedication is contagious. She presents hours of information in such a concise, complete, engaging and professional manner that I found myself wishing the seminar did not have to end.
I have been an R.N. for 35 years, and I have a Master's degree in clinical psychology. I have attended quite a few seminars but I have never attended such well-organized, information-packed, and practical seminar in my career. I learned more useful information about dyslexia in these 6 days than in my entire Master's program.
Within two weeks of completing this course, I have been able to use my training to help three students who have been struggling for years.
Susan Barton is very gifted educator and speaker, and she is dedicated to changing the lives of students with dyslexia.
Cindi Frediani, R.N.
Masters in Clinical Psychology
In 6 powerful days, Susan Barton will forever change what you know and how you look at 20% of our population – those with dyslexia.
If you attend just one training on dyslexia, make it this one. Susan is the best in the field!
During this 48-hour hour course you will cry, laugh, network, and yes, become outraged and impassioned to bring your newly gained knowledge home to change lives – as I did.
Doreen Bentley, Owner
Dyslexia And Success!
The Nuts & Bolts of Private Practice
Susan Barton recently converted one of her most in-demand all-day workshops, the Nuts & Bolts of Private Practice, into 3 shorter on-line sessions.
Now any Barton tutor, certified or not, can watch these sessions for a small fee, over the internet 24/7.
The three sessions are:
- Setting up a private practice, the nitty gritty – 1 hour
- What to charge and how to market effectively – 2 hours
- Set parent expectations with a tutoring agreement and a road map – 2 hours
To register, or to learn what is covered in each session, click here.
Susan Barton, the founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, gives presentations on dyslexia all across the country. But she cannot keep up with the demand.
So she contacted all of the graduates of her summer seminars. Many, who were already giving presentations at a local or state level, agreed to become part of a Speakers Bureau on dyslexia. Speakers are now available in 37 states and five countries.
If your organization, school, or conference would like a speaker on dyslexia, whether it is for a short presentation at a service club meeting or a parent support group, a three-hour in-depth workshop, or an all-day inservice training, click here and fill out the form.
Susan Barton will match your request with the most appropriate speaker in your area.
Barton Tutor Certification
Before you can sign up, you must have taken at least 2 students all the way through Levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Barton Reading & Spelling System.
To learn more about the certification process,
Beginning Level Tutor Certification Days (for Levels 1, 2, and 3)
- Saturday, April 29, 2017: Remote
- Saturday, May 6, 2017: Remote
- Saturday, May 20, 2017: Remote
To participate remotely (from your home or office), you must have a:
- desktop or portable computer(iPads and handheld tablets will not work),
- strong internet connection, and
- camera plus microphone needed to participate in on-line meetings.
You must be very comfortable doing Zoom on-line meetings or remote tutoring sessions. Zoom is like Skype, just more stable. You can use Zoom for free. www.Zoom.us
If you meet the above requirements, you can register our REMOTE certification sessions, which run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. California time.
Advanced Level Tutor Certification Day (for Levels 4, 5, and 6)
- dates to be announced
Masters Level Tutor Certification (for Levels 7, 8, 9, and 10)
- dates to be announced
To sign up for any of these Certification Days,
- Click here to download the registration form
- or call our office at (408) 559-3652