Barton Lending Library
Reading and Spelling System
Welcome to our Barton lending library. Following the vision of the late Trudy Bortz, BVKID is proud to lend Barton materials for BVSD parents to use with their children. Each level kit contains training DVDs, tiles, and other materials for that level.
For more information or questions about the Barton lending library–Trudy’s Project, please contact Wendi Kirkpatrick at email@example.com.
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OUR FILM ~ OUR STORY
The Science is conclusive. Federal law is in place. And yet, little changes until parents band together and demand their children with dyslexia be served!
Our Dyslexic Children began principal photography in 2018. The community-funded, non-profit documentary film runs 44 minutes.
In 2010, a group of parents in a suburban school district near Columbus, Ohio, discovered their children had something in common – they could not read. They were languishing in a reading intervention program, and their dyslexia was not being identified or remediated as is required by federal law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The group banded together to form the grassroots organization Upper Arlington Kids Identified with Dyslexia (UA-KID). Together they filed a systemic group complaint with the Ohio Department of Education, and the district was found in violation of all three allegations. Then, they formed a partnership with the district and now work shoulder to shoulder to deliver the nationally recognized early literacy program they built together.
This film was made to offer a roadmap for parents to advocate on behalf of all children.