Learning to Thrive with Dyslexia

Certified Dyslexia Tutor Specializing in the Orton Gillingham based Barton Reading and Spelling System


Our Mission

Our Clients: Helping someone read is an important goal, but we believe that it is more important to help someone learn and more important still to help them grow as a person, developing self confidence and a sense of self worth.

The tragedy of the dyslexic who never finds support is not unread books, but shattered confidence and a misguided belief that they are stupid. Also, we don't want to help you beat dyslexia or overcome it. That isn't possible. We want to help you learn, live and thrive just the way you are.

Science: The information we share and advice we provide is based on current, evidence-based research from leading scientists and researchers.

Assisting Technology: An explosion of assisting technology hardware and software is dramatically changing the education landscape, for both dyslexics and efficient readers. But for dyslexics, the benefits are much bigger.

Any school, teacher or tutor not versed in at least the basics of assisting technology has simply fallen behind in their professional development.

Audiobooks, text-to-speech, speech-to-text and cloud computing are just some of the tech wonders that we think are essential for dyslexics today—and increasingly affordable.

Note: This site is optimized for the dyslexic reader. Font size, font style, background colors, and word density have been adjusted to improve readability.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Since starting  the Barton Reading and Spelling 

System in September, this student has blossomed and is motivated to read. She responds to teacher prompting without hesitation. 

Mary Beth Bryant - Greeneville City Schools RTI FIdelity Monitor.

What our customers are saying

I just wanted you to know that we went to the book store yesterday, and she was actually excited. I can tell already a huge improvement already in her ability to sound out harder compound works. Before she wouldn't even try!

Lindsay B. - mom of 2nd grade student after 3 months of Barton tutoring.

What our customers are saying

My son started tutoring almost two years ago when he was in 1st grade. He is now in 3rd and I cannot imagine where he would be without the help of Mrs Alley and the Barton Reading and Spelling System. The improvement that not only I, but also his teachers have noticed in his reading and writing has been remarkable. His confidence level has improved tremendously in school itself, but especially in reading. In short, what Mrs. Alley has given my son is the knowledge to learn in a way that he understands, but more importantly, the tools to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Sissy R.

What our customers are saying

My son hated trying to read. Even with help he could only read books like Dr. Seuss. After a few months of working with East Tennessee Dyslexia Services,  I went into his room and he was reading without me asking him to. He had trouble reading most everything on social media. As a homeschool mother, I had tried every reading program out there. He also had vision therapy. Nothing has helped my son except for DeAnna and Barton Reading and Spelling. I am so thankful that God led us to her. I am certain he will have a bright future thanks to this reading program. 

Leah L. - mom of  16 year old working with Barton since 2017