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Prevent The Summer Slide

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To prevent the Summer Slide in reading skills, continue Barton tutoring, or tutoring with any good Orton-Gillingham-based program, during the summer months.

Tutoring over the summer is important to your child’s success, especially if they are in the early levels of the Barton Reading & Spelling System — Levels 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Taking a 3-month break from tutoring will require your child to spend many months re-learning those Barton lessons.

Instead, increase the frequency of tutoring sessions to every single day — at your child's best time of day.

Cumulative Impact:

  • Summer slide is cumulative, meaning that the learning losses add up over time.
  • Research indicates that over a single summer, students typically lose about 2 months of reading skills.
  • By the time a student reaches middle school, the cumulative effect of summer slide can result in the equivalent of 2 years of lost learning.
 
 

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Kiwi surfer Saffi Vette, going to Paris Olympics 2024, opens up on tragedy, dyslexia, and bullying
By Neil Reid

Saffi Vette has overcome personal tragedy, dyslexia, school bullying, and funding shortfalls to make the New Zealand team for Paris 2024. As the young surfer counts down to taking on the world’s best, she is sharing her inspirational journey with schoolkids in the hope it will motivate them to dream big.

School wasn’t Saffi Vette’s favorite place when she was growing up.

"I thought I was dumb. I thought I was stupid."

“Although I was giving it more attention than my peers, giving it 110%, I was only getting 50% out of what I was learning. It was really unrewarding and I got to the point where I was so upset and frustrated going to school that I didn’t want to be there anymore.

Click here to read the entire article on Saffi Vette.

 

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Holly Branson praises her father Richard Branson for opening up about his dyslexia
By Milly Veitch for Mailonline

Holly Branson has praised her father, Sir Richard Branson, for speaking openly about his neurodiversity and how it is his superpower.

The mother-of-three, 42, revealed that her son, Artie, nine, is dyslexic like his grandfather, 73, so it means a lot to her for the businessman to talk about it.

Richard Branson was diagnosed with dyslexia in his twenties after years of struggling academically at school.

He previously described his schooling experience to The Times in 2022, detailing his frustration of struggling to read and write.

He said his earliest memories of education are 'looking at a blackboard and just seeing mumbo jumbo and relegating myself to the back of the class, so I could at least try to look over somebody else’s shoulder to see if I could get some marks, but having no understanding of what was going on and longing for break time so I could go out and play.'

 

 

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Buy 2 or more levels and get $50 off each level.

Click here to order online or call our office at 408-559-3652.

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Huge Difference

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Huge Difference
By Susan Barton

Susan Barton loves teachers who understand dyslexia, notice students who have the warning signs, and share their suspicion with the parents. It often changes the entire future for that child, as this parent shares:

School was very difficult for my son. Although Bates was incredibly bright, he struggled to get his answers and ideas on paper.

We started his dyslexia journey when my son was in first grade. His wonderful teacher noticed he had many of the warning signs of dyslexia and dysgraphia.

I did not want my son to feel he wasn’t as good as the other kids because of his dyslexia. He was already extremely self-conscious about standing out and being perceived as different.

So I explained to him that everyone is different in one way or another. We are not all the same height or have the same eye color or hair color. The same is true for learning. Some people learn differently. This helped to ease his mind.

We are incredibly grateful that our son’s teacher pinpointed the cause of his struggles. With her help, we found two fantastic Barton tutors. Shortly after he began receiving Barton tutoring, we noticed our son’s confidence soar.

The Barton System has made a huge difference in my son’s life. Bates recently completed Level 10, and he now has the tools and the confidence to succeed.

Kimberly Gartman King, parent
Mountain Home, AR

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For Barton Tutors

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Fun Online Game for Barton Students
from Literacy Matters

Certified Barton tutor, Laura de la Houssaye, has created a fun online game for Barton students called Word Pirates.

Word Pirates is an adaptation of the classic game, Battleship. Instead of using letter-number coordinates, students will combine and read word segments to form whole words.

Word Pirates reinforces skills taught in Barton levels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Click here for more details, or send an email to laura@myliteracymatters.com.

Note: This game must be played with a tutor present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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