Yakos Therapy, in Kankakee, IL, is the area's leading speech therapy specialist serving Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee and Will counties since 2013. We specialize in bilingual speech, sign language, picture exchange communication, stuttering therapy and more. For more information about our services, contact Yakos Therapy! This Spring Yakos Therapy Inc. will be adding reading services through a Barton system trained educator. We are happy to add Keri Lavoie to our team as she will be providing much needed help in the area of reading and spelling using the Barton approach. Barton is a great tutoring system for children, teenagers, or adults who struggle with spelling, reading, and writing due to dyslexia or a learning disability. Barton is Orton Gillingham based, meaning it is a structured language approach that is different in both what is taught (reading and spelling are taught as related subjects) and how it is taught (the methodology). It is a multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured and sequential program designed for intense intervention. This approach is research based and proven to achieve results. To find out more about Barton, go to https://bartonreading.com. Please call our office at 815-304-5548 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation regarding our reading program. We are working on our summer scheduling now.