Services & Methods

Reading, Spelling & Writing Services
The Barton Reading & Spelling Method is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the reading and spelling of children, teenagers, and adults whose struggles may or may not be attributed to dyslexia or a learning disability. Lyn Haselmann is an advanced certified Barton Tutor and also an Orton-Gillingham (OG) Practitioner.

The Barton Reading & Spelling Method is part of the umbrella of Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory curricula choices. The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction has been in use since the 1930s. It’s an intensive, sequential phonics-based system that accommodates and utilizes the three learning styles; visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Orton-Gillingham is scientific, research-based reading instruction. I use both of these tools in my “tool box.” Orton-Gillingham (OG) is the approach and The Barton Method is the curriculum. Handwriting is included as neededThe Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum is included in sessions, as needed and is tailored to introduce proper instruction, correct formation mistakes, review skills or introduce manuscript or cursive. The 20% Club does not employ an Occupational Therapist as part of our current team.  Some students use keyboarding instead of handwriting during tutoring sessions (especially our severely dysgraphic students.) 

Pre-readers can also obtain effective remediation using a series of exercises that will move them into the OG program sequence or the Barton Reading & Spelling System. Pre-readers will work through activities such as alphabet and phonological awareness, rhyming, Rapid Automatic Naming (RAN) sequences, blending & segmenting and proper letter formation until they are ready to use the program that suits them best.  This may be part of the Foundations in Sound program.

Foundations in Sound (Lindamood-Bell LiPS alternative) For students who do not pass part C of the Quick Screening. Foundation in Sounds™ is a program for students of all ages that will improve a student’s auditory discrimination, auditory memory size, and auditory sequencing skills. This is a great alternative to the expensive Lindamood-Bell LiPS program. This program transitions seamlessly into the Barton System of Reading & Spelling when the student is ready.

All sessions are 50 minutes and use 1:1 instruction time. Minimum of 2 sessions per week.

Student Writing Intensive for Middle School Students  A writing course for middle school students. The writing program is part of the Institute for Excellence in Writing(™) which lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of 8 sessions, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and nonfiction topics. Included with the student handouts are complete teacher’s notes, source texts, assignments, and checklists. This service may be contracted at any time.  Small groups of up to 4 students can be accommodated. 8-50 minute sessions or 4-2 hour sessions $495

Screening Services Menu
A note about screening services: These screening services are available to provide information that will help determine whether or not a client fits the classic profile of dyslexia.  This process is not intended for use in determining eligibility for school-based intervention. As a prerequisite for all screening services,: Parent must watch the video Dyslexia Symptoms & Solutions.  This video may help answer your questions.

Tutoring Intake, Quick Screen
Goal: Determine if a child is ready for Foundation in Sound, Phonemic Awareness or Barton (Orton-Gillingham) Tutoring. 30-minute preliminary parent intake phone conversation, 1.5-hour student screening, 30-minute final consultation with parents.  This is for clients who have made the decision to seek tutoring services but are unsure which program is suitable. $165

Consultation Only

Goal:  Determine if your child fits the dyslexia profile based solely on an in-depth records review, examination of current schoolwork samples, and information shared by you in a face-to-face interview.  If a client does fit the profile, recommendations for tutoring and accommodations will be provided. $300

Consultation, Screening& Short Written Report
Goal:  Determine if your child fits the dyslexia profile based on the information listed above, plus administer and score 8 informal screening tools to determine if your child fits the dyslexia profile and has weaknesses in the areas listed in the research-based definition of dyslexia.  Results of the screening will be reviewed in a face-to-face meeting with you, and you will leave with a concise 12 page written report that lists the results, my conclusion, and recommendations for tutoring and classroom accommodations. $900