What Works Best According to Research
Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that "best practices" for an individual with dyslexia is to be instructed in reading and spelling in a way that is direct, explicit, and simultaneously multi-sensory.
The instruction must start with phonemic awareness instruction, followed by a systematic approach to phonics, both analytic and synthetic.
It must also teach reading and spelling as related subjects with intense practice and constant weaving of the concepts taught.
Orton-Gillingham-based systems are excellent at meeting these requirements. The Barton Reading & Spelling System is one of the best.
Starting Point for Tutoring
Not all students are ready for an Orton-Gillingham based program. Our tutors can determine the correct starting point.
The Lindamood-Bell program called LiPS can prepare students to enter an Orton-Gillingham based program. Many of these Certified Barton tutors are also trained in the LiPS program.
Students with dyslexia can also struggle with math. Tutoring for math is quite different than tutoring for language. Some of our professionals are trained to teach math specifically to the needs of a dyslexic student.