How We Help

Haley’s Hope unlocks reading to unlock success.

Haley’s Hope helps people with dyslexia grasp the basics of reading through a system that’s successful for all ages, children to adults, used nationwide and proven across decades.

Words start to click when students see letters, practice sounds out loud and put sound combinations together for words. Seeing letters and letter combinations, saying them out loud, and manipulating them with their hands are all part of the multi-sensory approach at Haley’s Hope.

As children grow in reading confidence, they start to see themselves differently. The feel smarter, better about themselves and able to conquer barriers.

The learning method used by Haley’s Hope progresses through reading, spelling and writing. It is slow, intense, fully hands-on and individually-paced. It requires a one-to-one teacher-to-student approach that is beyond the resources of most schools, and why we’ve developed a specialized reading school for children and adults in our region. (We also have help for math, reading clocks, tying shoes and other challenges dyslexia creates.)

Haley’s Hope unlocks reading so that teachers can unlock minds, bringing students the knowledge they need for life.


Our Proven Approach

Haley’s Hope provides answers and hope. One-on-one tutoring greatly improves the reading, spelling and writing skills of children and adults with dyslexia.

Our teaching approach was developed by internationally-renowned dyslexia and reading instruction expert, Susan Barton. She launched the Orton-Gillingham based Barton Reading and Spelling System™ in 1998.

This intense system is based on brain science. It has been proven effective over time, independently tested in at least 15 public and private school studies. It is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association. Plus, it has the thumbs up of kids and parents in North Dakota and Minnesota whose lives have been changed through Haley’s Hope teaching of the Barton system.

Our literacy coaches are methodically trained in Barton instruction techniques.It’s multisensory method first developed in the 1930s, and advanced by Susan Barton in her pursuit of an instruction method for her own nephew. Extensive information is available on her website.


Coaches help students perceive speech sounds (phonemes) by looking in the mirror when they speak or by exaggerating mouth movements. Students learn how these sounds relate to letters or combinations of letters like shand th

They learn how sounds and letters act in words, bringing to life a myriad of language “rules.” They’re taught to break words apart into smaller pieces to be read, and practice using colored letter tiles that glide around the table. 

Hands, eyes, ears and voice all tune in to organize information and etch what’s learned into memory. New brain pathways are built to process sounds and printed words, to connect speech and reading.

Haley’s Hope has been teaching this visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic sensory learning experience since 200x. It’s how we overcome reading challenges in ways that other reading instruction methods fall short. Students enjoy their quickening pace, and feel fully engaged in the process of learning without fear, shame or judgement. Each lesson builds on the last, and empowerment grows through advancement in levels of the Barton system. Both howand whatare taught are different, and while every lesson follows a framed methodology, the pace is attuned to one singularly-important child: your own.