What Does and Doesn't Work

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What Does and Doesn't Work

There is no quick fix for dyslexia, no silver bullet, no pill, or special diets. However, independent, scientific, replicated research supports the use of a reading and spelling system that is simultaneously multi-sensory, systematic, and cumulative with direct and explicit instruction in both synthetic and analytic phonics with intense practice to be the best solution for dyslexics. The system that I use, The Barton System, is exactly this.

Patricia Vail, author of 9 books on Learning Disabilities, says:

“If your child has trouble in the early levels of school, get help immediately! 

Do not wait to see if the child will grow out of it. Prevention is always easier than

 remediation. Learning differences don’t disappear spontaneously. If you worry 

that receiving extra help will make your child feel different, forget it. 

Your child already feels different by virtue of what he can and cannot do.”

For more on what experts say on waiting, click here, then navigate to More Info.

The International Dyslexia Association proved that the following programs will NOT work to remediate dyslexics:

Accelerated Reader

Hooked on Phonics

The Phonics Game

Reading Recovery

Vision Therapy

Fast ForWord

Brain Gym

Neurodevelopmental exercises

Special glasses


Special diets

Most commercial learning center chains, such as:




You can read the research by purchasing the Summer 2001 issue of Perspectives by calling