Seminars & Presentations
Dates and locations of Susan Barton's free presentations, Summer Seminars, Tutor Certification sessions, and more.
Below are just a few of the many free presentations that will be held this spring.
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 pm
Place: The Simmons Center
Register: Call Michelle Dyer at (580) 228-3531 or click here to sign up.
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 pm
Place: Berean Church
Register: Call Darlene Merz at (402) 732-6737 or click here to sign up.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 pm
Place: Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Register: Call Connie Ostroot at (319) 373-9209 or click here to sign up.
Santa Rosa, CA
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 pm
Place: Sonoma Country Day School
Register: Call Sandi Rojas at (707) 327-8226 or click here to sign up.
Rapid City, SD
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 5:30–8:30 pm
Place: Elks Theater
Register: Call Karin Merkle at (605) 786-5677 or click here to sign up.
Between March and June, Susan Barton plans to give free talks in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Those talks will be posted as soon as they are finalized. So check back frequently.
Susan Barton, one of America's leading experts in Dyslexia, will present her most popular professional development seminar twice this summer.
Screening for Dyslexia
Phoenix, AZ: June 23 to 28, 2014
Columbus, OH: July 21 to 26, 2014
At this intense graduate-level 6-day seminar, you will learn how to accurately screen children and teenagers for dyslexia.
It takes more than just test scores to accurately determine if a child has dyslexia. You must look at the entire child -- their genetic, developmental, and educational history; every prior testing report; their current strengths and weaknesses; and the results from 8 screening tools.
By the end of this course, you will have earned the title Dyslexia Consultant and Screener. That will give you credibility with parents and your local schools. You will then be able to:
- consult with parents to review any previous testing results to determine if those results indicate dyslexia
- conduct an in-depth, accurate screening process (using 8 different screening tools) to find out if a child “fits the dyslexia profile,” determine the child's severity level, and write an excellent 12-page report that private schools will accept
- most public schools will also accept this type of report if it is done by a staff member
- give presentations to the public on dyslexia – or be hired to do in-service teacher training sessions, and
- set up an early intervention program at your local private or public schools – and use a subset of the screening tools to find the students in kindergarten and first grade who need intervention.
Every private school should have someone who knows how to do this. Screening would also be extremely valuable for every Reading or Learning Specialist, every Speech-Language Therapist, every School Psychologist, and every Barton tutor.
Registration fee: $1,199
Learn more:Click here to download our Summer Seminar brochure. Details are on page 3 and 4.
Register online: Click here.
What Graduates Say
The Screening for Dyslexia course, by Susan Barton, is not just a course on how to detect Dyslexia. It is so much more! You get extensive, in-depth, up-to-date information on the history and brain science, plus hands-on experience on how to apply it and screen for dyslexia. You also get tons of resources and ready-made documents that help you communicate and implement what you've learned with other professionals and parents.
Whether you are a Reading Specialist, Dyslexia Specialist, Educational Therapist, Special or Regular Ed teacher, or Tutor, Screening for Dyslexia will improve the way you look at, evaluate, and communicate with your students and parents.
Before I took the course, I had no idea how comprehensive it was, so I was baffled why it took six days to teach how to screen for dyslexia. It was well worth my time and money.
Hands On Learning Solutions
The Screening for Dyslexia seminar is an excellent course for speech-language therapists, teachers, parents, or anyone who desires in-depth information about dyslexia and ways to identify dyslexia.
Susan Barton is a superb presenter and her passion and dedication is contagious. She presents hours of information in such a concise, complete, engaging and professional manner that I found myself wishing the seminar did not have to end.
I have been an R.N. for 35 years, and I have a Master's degree in clinical psychology. I have attended quite a few seminars but I have never attended such well-organized, information-packed, and practical seminar in my career. I learned more useful information about dyslexia in these 6 days than in my entire Master's program.
Within two weeks of completing this course, I have been able to use my training to help three students who have been struggling for years.
Susan Barton is very gifted educator and speaker, and she is dedicated to changing the lives of students with dyslexia.
Cindi Frediani, R.N.
Masters in Clinical Psychology
In 6 powerful days, Susan Barton will forever change what you know and how you look at 20% of our population – those with dyslexia.
If you attend just one training on dyslexia, make it this one. Susan is the best in the field!
During this 48-hour hour course you will cry, laugh, network, and yes, become outraged and impassioned to bring your newly gained knowledge home to change lives – as I did.
Doreen Bentley, Owner
Dyslexia And Success!
The Nuts & Bolts of Private Practice
Susan Barton recently converted one of her most in-demand all-day workshops, the Nuts & Bolts of Private Practice, into 3 shorter on-line sessions.
Now any Barton tutor, certified or not, can watch these sessions for a small fee, over the internet 24/7.
The three sessions are:
- Setting up a private practice, the nitty gritty – 1 hour
- What to charge and how to market effectively – 2 hours
- Set parent expectations with a tutoring agreement and a road map – 2 hours
To register, or to learn what is covered in each session, click here.
Susan Barton, the founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, gives presentations on dyslexia all across the country. But she cannot keep up with the demand.
So she contacted all of the graduates of her summer seminars. Many, who were already giving presentations at a local or state level, agreed to become part of a Speakers Bureau on dyslexia. Speakers are now available in 37 states and five countries.
If your organization, school, or conference would like a speaker on dyslexia, whether it is for a short presentation at a service club meeting or a parent support group, a three-hour in-depth workshop, or an all-day inservice training, click here and fill out the form.
Susan Barton will match your request with the most appropriate speaker in your area.
Barton Tutor Certification
Before you can sign up, you must have taken at least 2 students all the way through Levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Barton Reading & Spelling System.
To learn more about the certification process,
Beginning Level Tutor Certification Days in 2014
Beginning Level Tutor Certification Days (for Levels 1, 2, and 3)
- March 15, 2014: Cedar Rapids, IA
- June 20, 2014: Phoenix, AZ
- June 21, 2014: Phoenix, AZ -- FULL
- July 19, 2014: Columbus, OH
More Beginning Level certifications will be posted soon, so check back frequently.
Advanced Level Tutor Certification Day in 2014
Advanced Level Tutor Certification (for Levels 4, 5, and 6)
- January 26, 2014: Tampa, FL
Masters Level Tutor Certification
Masters Level Tutor Certification (for Levels 7, 8, 9, and 10):
- No Masters certifications have been scheduled for the spring.
To sign up for any of these Certification Days,
- Click here to download the registration form
- or call our office at (408) 559-3652