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Dyslexia Resources

Milan Elementary School has a team of teachers and instructional assistants trained in working with students displaying dyslexic tendencies in reading. The team uses the Susan Barton Reading and Spelling Program to help students improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills during R.E.A.D. time daily for 30 minutes of instruction. Students work through the following 10 levels of the program. 


Name of Level

Phonemic Awareness
Consonants & Short Vowels
Closed Syllables and Units
Syllable Division & Vowel Teams
Prefixes and Suffixes
Six Reasons for Silent-E
Vowel-R Syllables
Advanced Vowel Teams
Influences of Foreign Languages
Greek Words & Latin Roots
Ms. Beth Glover is MSSD R.E.A.D. Coordinator for the district. If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach out to her by calling 731-686-0840 or emailing her at
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is an inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell in your native language—despite at least average intelligence.
This page describes the warning signs you may see in students from Preschool up until adulthood. If a child has 3 or more of the following warning signs, please consider reaching out to your child's teacher or dyslexia specialist. 
Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia:
Helpful Links:
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Information about the Susan Barton Reading & Spelling Program
Susan Barton Weekly Newsletters