Dyslexia
 
The research-based definition of dyslexia (National Institute of Health) is:
 
Dyslexia is an inherited condition that is neurological in origin.  It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.
           
These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
           
Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
 
The number one reason for a child’s difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling is dyslexia. Parents and teachers may feel something is “just not right” with the child’s abilities in these areas but cannot explain exactly why.  Dyslexia presents itself differently in many children, and it takes experience with dyslexia to recognize its characteristics. 
 

Dyslexia/Barton Information

 
WHCA has four instructors who are trained in the Barton System of reading, writing and spelling. WHCA students get Barton Tutoring as part of their school schedule. After-school tutoring is available for students who do not attend WHCA and are diagnosed as dyslexic. Testing will be available in the Fall of 2016 for students of WHCA and non-students.

For more information on Dyslexia Testing or Barton Tutoring, please call:
248-887-6698 WHCA Office