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Yearly Archives: 2017

Teaching Math to Students Who Just “Don’t Get It”

21 Aug, 2017

Many students can grasp addition and subtraction problems using math manipulatives. But take away the concrete objects and their understanding seems to disappear. Manipulatives are a very helpful visual representation, but math students of all ages need to learn to visualize what numbers mean as well.   Mathematics is cognitive processing, or thinking, that requires…

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When Your Reader Struggles, What May be Missing?

17 Aug, 2017

When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on sounding out words and spelling rules. Unfortunately, after months of hard work and frustration, many students continue to struggle with year level text.   Perhaps they can sound out words but it is slow and laboured. They may take so long to sound out…

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Online Lindamood-Bell Instruction

16 Aug, 2017

  Online Lindamood-Bell® instruction is located where each child needs to learn. We connect with you from a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center and our instruction staff work with your student one-to-one. We provide the same quality instruction families experience with us in person.   Our online instruction is a great option for continuing students, as well as students…

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5 Ways to Make Mornings Easier

11 Aug, 2017

If you are dreading a repeat of last year’s manic mornings, it may be time to change up your family’s routine. Below, explore ways to make school-day mornings better. We’ve included tips for how you can encourage your child to make mental pictures of everyday tasks.  The imagery-language connection is key to good thinking and…

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Springtime Learning at Lindamood-Bell: Finish the Year Strong!

10 Aug, 2017

At this point in the school year, students everywhere are feeling the pressure of looming due dates and stressed schedules.  For students who struggle with learning, this time of year can be especially taxing. Their performance may have lagged behind peers all year, and increased academic expectations may be compounding the issue. Spending so many…

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Your Partner in Education

4 Aug, 2017

Every summer, our intensive instruction results in extraordinary gains for students in just a few weeks. Spending part of a summer with us can be one of the most positive learning experiences of a child’s life. So it’s important to us that that the Lindamood-Bell Learning Center experience doesn’t stop on a student’s last day! We…

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Filling Now: Summer Instruction Sessions

3 Aug, 2017

In just a few weeks, we can change reading, comprehension, or maths. Summer is a great time to make this happen for your child.  Make your plans now and enjoy special savings.   Enrol for summer sessions by 6 October and receive 5% off the first week of instruction.   Find the Learning Centre near…

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Making the Most of After School

28 Jul, 2017

When learning is hard, getting through homework can be tough on the whole family. Teachers often give homework assignments to reinforce what is learned in school. But if a student didn’t “get it” in class, homework can quickly become a battleground between parent and child. Read on for how to prevent battles before they start….

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Is a Learning Check-Up What My Child Needs?

27 Jul, 2017

As parents, we are all familiar with the yearly well-visit to the paediatrician’s office. The hearing and vision screenings, in particular, can offer insight about a child’s struggles in school. Catching an issue early can stop problems before they start. For many students, a learning check-up can be equally essential. Identifying and addressing an underlying…

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Begin the New School Year With Confidence

21 Jul, 2017

If you’re like most parents, you’ve spent some time the last few months with your family, relaxing and enjoying your time together. Now, with a new school year on the horizon, your child may be less than excited.   He or she may be feeling stressed about the increased level of academics this year. Struggles…

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