A Conversation with Susan Barton: Podcast Episode 159

Oct 10, 2018 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker recently welcomed Susan Barton into the studio. Susan is the developer of the Barton Reading and Spelling System. An Orton-Gillingham-based program of instruction, it teaches individuals who are dyslexic how to read and spell. Susan has spent the last twenty years tirelessly assisting parents and educators, providing them with information about dyslexia and how to appropriately address it.

During the podcast, Susan shares her extensive knowledge about dyslexia and dyslexia remediation. She advises that an effective strategy towards remediation is two-pronged. First, provide appropriate accommodations so that a student can demonstrate what he or she learns. Ideally this would be a temporary situation. Second, teach the student using an appropriate educational intervention to close the reading and spelling gap.

Do you have a student who struggles to read, spell, or write? If so, the reason could be dyslexia. It is the number one cause of learning disabilities. Listen to this podcast. Susan shares not only sage advice about how to address your student’s challenges, but also several resources to assist you on that journey.

Would you like to hear Susan Barton speak live? She will be joining us at IEW’s Virtual Winter Retreat. We invite you to join us on December 8 from the comfort of your own home. Registration is free!

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