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We Did It

Susan Barton loves hearing from homeschool parents who have completed the Barton System — and the difference that has made in their child’s skills. 

We did it! My son has successfully completed the Barton Reading and Spelling System.

We began homeschooling shortly after I started Barton with him, which allowed us to really focus on it and do it at a time of day when he had the energy reserves to tackle the challenge the program presents.

We started Barton in June of 2018 and just over 3 years later, he can read just about anything. A boy who could barely get through two pages of a Percy Jackson book recently read five chapters in one sitting.

A boy who couldn’t spell basic vowel team words like “cool” or spell the word “magnet” the same way twice in 4th grade (in spite of the word “magnet” being provided in the title of a writing prompt and in spite of science being his favorite subject), can now successfully spell sentences like “My cousin Jim, a sophomore, is studying anthropology.” (That’s a Book 10, Lesson 10, sentence. He nailed it.)

He has discovered that he has a superior sense of narrative and creativity which he has applied to writing a couple short plays (one of which was chosen to represent the class in a talent show at our homeschool community) and short stories.

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His confidence has improved so much.

Just wanted to share our success to encourage all of you still in the trenches to keep going, because it’s worth it!

Michelle Pollace, homeschool parent
Campbell, CA

A Perfect Dyslexic Brain

Susan Barton loves hearing from parents who have found their child’s gifted areas, as this parent has. 

A year ago, my son Martin could not read a sentence . . . and he was in the 4th grade. We had gone through vision therapists and reading tutors. He worked so hard but got nowhere. He even had an IEP at school, but he never really got “better”.

We finally went to a psychologist who did many rounds of testing that showed Martin has a perfect dyslexic brain. It wasn’t a vision issue or a learning disability. He is literally wired this way, and I have come to learn how amazing his brain really is.

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Martin has been tutored in the Barton System for about a year with Mrs. Tara Whitlow. His progress is amazing. My baby boy is finally seeing his hard work pay off.

I can’t thank you enough.

And I think the Barton System should be in every school district in this country.

Katie Daley, parent
Windsor, VA

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