Passed Part C,
but not A or B
The good news
is that your student does NOT have significant auditory discrimination
is just missing some basic knowledge about big chunks of sound
– words and syllables.
It could be
due to some slight difficulty with auditory processing, or due to
lack of instruction.
You can go
ahead and start using the Barton System, but for the first 3 to
4 weeks, stop the session about 15 minutes early.
last 15 minutes teaching the student’s missing skill using
the PASP program.
If the student
did not do well in Part A of our student screening, do the activities
listed in Section A of the PASP program. Those activities will
teach students how to become aware of, and count, words in sentences.
If the student
did not do well in Part B of our student screening, do the activities
listed in Section B of the PASP program. Those activities will
teach students how to become aware of, and clap, syllables.
If you do
those activities for 15 minutes at the end of the first 8 to 14
tutoring sessions, the student will master those two basic skills.
program was written by Jerome Rosner. It is published by Pro-Ed
Books. You can order it by calling Pro-Ed Books at 800-897-3202
or on their website, which is www.proedinc.com.
The part number for PASP is 8870.
Failed Part C
means that your student is NOT ready for the Barton System –
nor any other Orton-Gillingham-based system.
is having significant difficulty with either Auditory Discrimination
or Auditory Memory. Those are both critical skills that must be
skills have been improved, give your student the Barton Student
Screening again. Once the student can pass it, then you can start
using the Barton System.
to Improve These Skills?
The best program to improve auditory discrimination and/or auditory
memory skills is the Lindamood-Bell program called LiPS.
needs to be tutored one-on-one, at least twice a week, by someone
who has good training in, and lots of experience using, the LiPS
does NOT have to go all the way through the LiPS program. But
they need to stay with the LiPS program until the student can
“track 3 sounds in a CVC nonsense word in a chain of 10.” That’s a Lindamood-Bell term.
Any good LiPS tutor will know what it means.
to find a LiPS tutor?
Many speech-language therapists have been trained in LiPS. So
ask the speech-language therapist at your local public school
if she has been trained in LiPS. If so, ask if she could be hired
to tutor your child after school.
If she doesn’t
know LiPS, ask if she can refer you to someone who does –
or a call some other local schools.
Therapists are also listed in the Yellow Pages.
call your local branch of the International Dyslexia Association
and ask if any of their members tutor using the LiPS program.
To find your local branch, go to www.InterDys.org
or call them at 800-ABCD-123.
are Lindamood-Bell clinics in a few large cities. To find out
if there is one in your area, call the Lindamood-Bell headquarters
at 800-233-1819. Or visit their website at www.lblp.com.
a student can “track 3 sounds” in the LiPS program,
they can start the Barton Reading & Spelling System.