Monday, February 29, 2016

Barton Blessed!

Meet this cutie:


You would never know it by looking at her, but she is is a super star. You see, my daughter has severe dyslexia. Technically, it's called "double deficit dyslexia," and it has made reading and spelling for her a near impossibility. Remediation for something like this is huge and scary, not to mention time consuming. It's not for the faint of heart. To successfully tackle this beast, we had to pull out the big guns, and I found them through Susan Barton and her fabulous product, Barton Reading and Spelling. We began approximately five years ago. Faithfully, at a minimum of two hours per week and often more, we laboriously moved through all ten levels. There were tears and tantrums. Some of them came from her. Still we persisted, keeping the hope and the vision in sight.

Today was the day. Today she completed all TEN levels of Barton successfully. The child can read and spell. She is bright. She loves books. Her knowledge of science and her dedication to her education humbles me. She teaches me daily. She inspires me. In fact, she inspired me so much, that I got certified myself in Barton.
What's next?
We will continue to read, spell, learn, and love. Her possibilities are limitless. Today we ate at her favorite restaurant. I think that's a good start!
Yep, that's right. Three clean plates!!! All that reading drums up an appetite!
Congratulations, my darling. You are amazing, and you have moved me to advocate for other students who face your mountains. You are a blessing to me. I can't wait to see how you shape this world of ours!

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