1. Traci Ferris
    February 10, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    I am an interventionist that works with reading disabilities. I have dyslexic students and students with cognitive deficits in reading and comprehension. I use the Barton Reading program with my dyslexic students but for the non dyslexic students, I use a program that is more about reading through comprehension. I am worried that I may not be breaking the phonics down for them in a way that moves them through the building blocks of language and reading. How do I balance making sure the kids are reading for meaning as they pay attention to phonemes and phonics?

    • Michael Hart
      February 11, 2014 @ 11:03 am

      Hi Traci:

      Yes, it’s quite a delicate dance. I’m very glad to hear that you are using the Barton System with your one group of kids. I do need a bit of clarification about your kids with “cognitive deficits in reading and comprehension.” Does that mean they are decoding okay so the cognitive issue is beyond phonological processing? Maybe the best thing to do, if you’d like to pursue this is have further communication via email and cell. Then I can drill down a bit more with you and answer your questions more effectively. You now have my email….doctormichaelhart@gmail.com Cell is 415.509.1117. Happy to help you if you’d like. Just give me a ping.

      Thanks much for reaching out.

      Michael Hart

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