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Foundations in Reading

In Person and Online Tutoring Service for Children with Mild to Profound Dyslexia

Foundations in Reading's primary goal is to improve a child's reading, writing and spelling ability. This leads to a child's confidence being restored. This goal is achieved through individualized one on one tutoring sessions using the Barton System of Reading and Spelling.

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Welcome to Foundations in Reading

Expanding the Learning Boundaries and
Building Confidence in Children with Dyslexia

If you have kids who are struggling with dyslexia, the greatest gift you can give them is the sense that nothing is unattainable. With dyslexia comes a very great gift, which is the way that your mind can think creatively.     

Orlando Bloom

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One on One Tutoring

The Barton System of Reading and Spelling is a Proven Teaching Method that Leads to Learning Success

One-on-one tutoring is the best. That’s because no two students with dyslexia learn at exactly the same pace. When tutoring one-on-one, a tutor can present the material at exactly the right pace for each student.

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Vastly Improve Reading, Writing and Spelling

The Barton System of Reading and Spelling utilizes the proven scientific Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Method for teaching the phonemic structure of our written language to people with dyslexia.

The Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Method is different from other reading methods in two ways:

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Confidence in the Classroom

Confidence (n.) a feeling of self assurance.
Self-assurance is a feeling—not a skill—that is necessary for, and a consequence of, academic and social success.

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How do I know if my child has dyslexia?

Sherry Wootan

Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods.  It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.

Maryanne Wolf, Education Researcher and Dyslexia Advocate

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Sherry Wootan

Certified Barton Instructor

Sherry is a certified Barton instructor.  She has been trained through Bright Solutions for Dyslexia to assess children that may be showing signs of possible dyslexia.   Since 2014 she has tutored children with dyslexia one-on-one both in person and online.

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"Every child has a different style of learning and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but capable of succeeding."

Robert John Meehan

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“My daughter has only been in this program 6 months, but has already shown improvement by leaps and bounds. I think it’s because Sherry understands dyslexia and knows that no two children are the same nor learn the same. She see’s how my daughter learns best, and respects her process. In turn, my daughter responds and knows she is in a safe space to learn. It’s the care that Sherry shows, that really helps get the best out of my child's learning.”

Stephanie Brown, Parent

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