~ Jessica says: “18 months ago I was panicking because my son was EXTREMELY behind in reading. His teachers were really concerned and starting to talk about putting him in pull-out reading groups or special ed. I knew there had to be more choices than removing him from his class. That’s when I found Heather at Reading Write Alaska. We made our weekly visits to Heather, then bi-weekly.

My son loves Heather as do I. He is now reading above average and at grade level. He loves reading and begs for new books. Heather has changed our lives forever. Reading Write Alaska, Heather and her staff are a gift from God.

There is no other way to explain how much one person (or program) has changed the life of my child. I no longer worry how he will be able to achieve in the world in front of him, he now has the power that reading gives to us all. Thank you Heather and Reading Write Alaska for giving him his future!!!!!”

~ Sara says: “We just met with our son’s teacher. HUGE improvement over last year. Last year he had an A, B, C, D and an F. This year it is A’s!”

~ Bonnie says: “I took our daughter to American Heritage Girls tonight. It was her first meeting and she was with girls her own age. Boy,

~ Adrianna says: “I forgot to tell you today that I had our son’s conference last Friday and his teacher said he is the strongest reader in his class.”

~ Denise says: So very proud of him but we couldn’t have done it without you! I’ve attached an assignment that they had to do in class

~ Krystal says: “My daughter has gone from completely failing her spelling test on Fridays to spelling all the words correctly on her

~ Cary says: “The scores on our daughter’s most recent re-evaluation are jaw dropping. She has gone from reading 13 words

~ Jenny says: “I just wanted to write and tell you what an awesome job our daughter did on her first grade evaluation. The teacher

~ Kari Says: “I wanted to send a video for you to post on RWA’s facebook page. We’ve come so far in 6 months!!! It’s so exciting! I

Praise For the Baron System

Laurie E. Cuddy, Fellow
Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

“My name is Laurie Cuddy. I live in Southern Oregon, where I have a private practice tutoring and consulting.”

“I have been working with dyslexics using Orton-Gillingham since 1983. For about twenty years I worked at the Kildonan.”

Dr. Annie Lopez
Andrews University
Center for Reading, Learning, and Assessment

“I have used other Orton-Gillingham-based programs before. They helped with reading, but the spelling part was always left behind. As a tutor, I was frustrated because the child’s spelling was still a problem.”

“But in the Barton System, spelling is taught right along.”

Diana Orton-Johansson
Dublin, CA

“I am an educator with seventeen years of elementary experience. I am currently working with two students in the Barton System. One is a first grader who was retained last year. She had a very difficult time hearing and breaking up sounds. She is now able to break words down into their individual sounds. Her mother reports that she is sounding out words for the very first

Sarah Manchester, Reading Specialist
Valley View Elementary
Jonesboro, AR

“I am a reading specialist for the Valley View School System, and we have targeted Barton intervention for those students who display signs of dyslexia.”

” I have tried two other Orton Gillingham based programs, and yours is my favorite. It is the easiest to use, requires fewer materials,

Lisa Hartley
Pleasanton, CA

“My son has made tremendous progress in the Barton System. When he started as a first grader, he could only read short two- and three-letter words. Reading was a chore. Even with flash cards and repetition, he wasn’t getting it.”

“My other student is a fourth grader. She came into

Tina Mukai
San Jose, CA

“Thank you for the Barton System. It has changed my daughter’s life.”

“We felt she was underperforming in school. After finding your website, we had her tested for dyslexia.”

Reading Write Alaska is also an approved vendor for all local homeschool programs