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Origins Learning Ally Services

Multisensory Reading Instruction

Screening and Consultation for the Barton Reading System

45 minutes – FREE

Before starting any reading intervention program, a free consultation and screening will be done to make sure your child/family member has the skills needed to begin the Barton Reading System.

Why Choose the Barton Reading and Spelling Program?

The five pillars of reading instruction are phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.  Teachers in busy classrooms struggle to teach all the aspects of literacy, specifically, phonics.  Some educators say that when phonics is taught, it is not always in a direct and structured way. 

Research shows that reading is not an innate ability.  We naturally learn to speak when exposed to oral language as babies, but we must be taught how to read. When a structured approach to literacy is used, the results are powerful.

Structured literacy builds foundational skills in a way that helps all students. This approach to teaching literacy is especially beneficial for students with reading challenges like dyslexia, who make up 80-90% of those with learning disabilities.

What is the Barton Reading and Spelling System?

The Barton Reading & Spelling System is a Structured Literacy program that is Orton-Gillingham influenced.  This multi-sensory, explicit, intervention program is sequential and it is research and evidence based.  It uses all the senses to help kids make connections between sounds and words.

The Barton System is systematic and sequential. Teachers introduce new concepts and skills in a logical order and teach skills in an explicit way.  Progress is monitored closely and students don’t move on to the next skill until they master the concepts before it. 

As parents, you will always know what level your child is on and what specific skills they are working on. 

There are 10 levels in the Barton System.  The reading concepts are clear and straightforward for students. There is no guesswork. Students learn and master easier skills before moving on to more complex skills. This doesn’t happen in most classrooms and many kids end up trying to memorize words and guess at unfamiliar words.

Let’s work together and take the guesswork out of reading

and give your child the tools they need to attack words with confidence!

Your Reading Partner Solutions

Specialized 1:1 Reading Intervention using the Barton Reading and Spelling System

45 min- $85 per session | 10 session discount package – $750

Sessions are 1:1 and customized for your child’s specific needs. Feedback will be communicated with you regularly. If you would like more information about the levels of Barton or the scope and sequence, please contact me. 

In order to make steady progress, sessions are a commitment of twice a week minimum.  With more frequent sessions, the faster the student can move through each level. When our students see progress quickly, motivation and confidence improve.

Informal Assessments

1 hour – $175

Assessing Reading Multiple Measures:  These informal assessments gather current data on your child and will give us a good baseline.  This is helpful to compare with school performance and monitor progress and instructional reading needs. 

Scores and summaries of each reading skill are provided for you.

The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen (NEW)

$85 Includes screener + Individual report and score summary.

Offering strong validity, reliability, and time savings, the Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen is an excellent tool for early identification of individuals at risk for dyslexia.

A dyslexia screener, like all screeners, is not a diagnostic tool. “At risk” status indicates which students require more attention, such as more intensive instruction or further assessment. 

Formal, Norm-Referenced Reading Assessment

$375 In person testing – allow 1 hour | Includes a consultation to discuss results + detailed report

The Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, Third Edition (WRMT – III)

The Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, Third Edition (WRMT – III) is a comprehensive battery of individually administered tests that measure reading readiness and reading achievement in examinees from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 and from ages 4 years 6 months (4:6) through 79 years 11 months (79:11).

This assessment is most appropriate for students age 7 or older. Assessment results are summarized in a report and may be used to request a Section 504 Plan or request a comprehensive evaluation by your school district to determine eligibility for an IEP. The results can also be used as one measure in obtaining a dyslexia diagnosis.

COMING SOON: Supplemental Reading Program (NEW)

– Mrs. Rohm is also a Member of the Dyslexia Foundation

If you are interested in the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs, please let me know and we can discuss options for these programs. These programs also teach through a logical sequence and are based on the Orton Gillingham approach and will be available as a supplemental program. Best of all, these methods benefit all types of learners—not just those who struggle.

Your IEP Ally Solutions

IEP Consultant and Coaching Services

My goal as your private consultant is to help you make informed decisions regarding your child’s education and to fully support you as you navigate the IEP process or wish to seek guidance on obtaining an IEP or 504 Plan for your child.  

The special education system is complex and ever changing. There are dozens of terms and acronyms that make everything that much harder. I’ve facilitated and written hundreds of IEP’s and will help you break down the information and become a confident advocate for your child.

We will work together to ensure that your child’s IEP team is working hard to support their needs.  Parents often don’t realize that they are part of the IEP team and that decisions should not be made without parent input.

Our primary goal is to help you gain confidence and knowledge so that you can walk into meetings feeling  prepared and supported.

Complimentary Consultation

FREE!

Not sure if you need services, IEP consultation support, or just have a few questions?

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation to see how we can help.

IEP 101 session

30min – $40 | 60 min – $75

This 1:1 session is for parents/guardians who are interested in learning about what each part of your child’s IEP means in simplified terms. We will break down each section together.

Bring your child’s IEP for a Q&A or an IEP sample will be provided.

IEP analysis + consultation

$150

This is a full review and analysis of the IEP,  evaluations,  FBA/BIP, and any other related educational documents. After the review has been completed, a 45 minute consultation is available to answer any questions and to discuss recommendations.

We will work together to develop a strategy for obtaining appropriate services for your child.. Together we will build a roadmap and set goals

IEP 1:1 Remote or In-person consult

30 minutes – $50

Focused on your unique needs. You will email a summary to express your concerns prior to phone consult so that the time spent during our call is maximized. An agenda will be created so that we are efficient and productive. We will problem solve what is impeding your child’s progress and develop actionable steps.

Some examples of things we can help with:

  • Behavior intervention plans
  • Requesting assessments
  • Interpreting assessments
  • Strategies to use at home for various academic or social  needs
  • Assist with talking to your child or spouse about the IEP process or their specific disability.
  • Developing appropriate IEP goals specific for your child.
  • Provide you with resources for specific needs
  • Assist with The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) ( formerly McKay)

 

If we determine that more support is needed, we can discuss more available services.

There are a number of ways support may be provided, such as drafting thorough emails, prepping you for upcoming meetings,  accompanying you to your meetings in person and even guiding you with mediation/due process if you make that decision.

My hope is to be as proactive as we can to avoid foreseeable conflicts. Preserving the parent/school relationship and getting your child’s needs met is a win for all, most importantly, the child.

Communication and a support system are key and I am here for you and your family every step of the way. 

  • Mrs. Rohm is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates ( COPAA)
  • She stays informed on the latest revisions of the ever-changing legal landscape of special education by attending Wrightslaw Trainings.

Note: I am not an attorney and do not offer legal advice or legal services. The information provided does not constitute legal advice. Our goal is to provide information to help you understand the special education process, your parent rights and to guide you down a path that you determine is best for your family.