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Reading Program

Program Details

The Barton Reading and Spelling Program program is a remediation program that supports children and adults with reading and spelling difficulties, including dyslexia. It is available throughout the year, including the summer, in person or online.

  • Tutoring is offered in blocks of 10 weeks (a shorter block if only summer tutoring is requested). Sessions are based on one-hour blocks although within this time we are flexible to the needs of students (for example co-occurring with ADHD) therefore actual tutoring time will be less than one hour.
  • Most students are tutored for one session weekly although we can offer two sessions weekly if requested, and tutors are available.
  • Students’ progress through ‘Levels’ and master reading and spelling skills including decoding and strategies supporting their reading elsewhere.
  • Students’ progress at their own pace and the tutor ensures the learning is retained before moving on to a new concept.
  • At 8 weeks, tutors prepare a written review detailing what the student has been studying and their progress. At this point students/parents can decide if they wish to continue, and a further contract is prepared.
  • Tutoring takes place one-on-one.
  • In-person tutoring takes place at ‘hub’ sites which may be a school or a community location or the LDAPEI office.
  • LDAPEI does not offer tutoring in individual houses/apartments.
  • Tutors are either graduates from University Education programs, with a minimum B.Ed., and are certified and registered to teach on PEI, or they are studying on a current B.Ed. program.


Cost: $30 per session ($300 for ten-week contract) or $15 per session, if eligible for a subsidy based on household income (see registration form).

  • Payment may be by e-transfer, cheque or cash (e-transfer preferred).
  • A tax receipt will be issued shortly after payment is made.
  • Subsidies are available through the generosity of various donors although these are not guaranteed. Once subsidy funds are exhausted, subsidies will discontinue.

For more information, please connect with us.

Barton Reading and Spelling Program Registration Form

Name of Student Being Registered for Tutoring(Required)
If K to 12 currently. If not in school, enter 'none'.
If K to 12 currently. If not in school, enter 'none'.
Please give additional information here about why you are requesting tutoring support. Please attach any recent school reports, or psychological educational assessment and other important information. All information is treated in confidence and only seen by those with a legitimate need to do so.
Max. file size: 64 MB.
Tell us about yourself including your latest school report and any psychological assessments.
For example: school referral, professional referral, parent referral, online search, etc.