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Afterschool Learning to the Rescue! Reasons to Get Help

Jul 29, 2016

If your family is like most, you’ve enjoyed summer break—and may not exactly be looking forward to the school year’s relentless schedule of project deadlines, events, and class obligations. And if last year ended on a sour note—either because your child has a learning difficulty or because getting through homework was just rough—you may be…

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UAB Study White Paper Now Available

Jul 27, 2016

A new white paper released by Lindamood-Bell, “The Science of Improved Language Comprehension: Brain Connectivity and Autism Spectrum Disorder,” summarizes the groundbreaking results of a recent University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) study.   In this study, a group of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) received 10 weeks of intensive instruction utilizing the Visualizing and…

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Go Back to School With Confidence

Jul 22, 2016

It’s almost time to go back to school! If you’re like most parents, you are spending the last few weeks of summer with your family: relaxing and reconnecting and enjoying your time together. Maybe you went on vacation or possibly, you preferred a “staycation.”  You may have scheduled trips to the local library and bookstore…

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Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Votes to Re-Endorse Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® Programs

Jul 19, 2016

The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially re-endorsed Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® and Seeing Stars® programs. CASE is an international professional education organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual in…

Michigan Schools Using Lindamood-Bell Response to Intervention (RtI) Services Make Academic State Champs List

Jul 15, 2016

Background Glenwood Elementary School (Kentwood Public Schools) in Grand Rapids, Michigan serves a large percentage of students who are at risk of reading failure. During the 2010-11 through 2012-13 school years, Glenwood implemented Lindamood-Bell instruction in Tier III. Students received Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing instruction to develop symbol imagery and concept imagery for…

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National Summer Learning Day

Jul 14, 2016

Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer.     Celebrate Summer Learning Day!   For many students, three months away from academics can lead to measurable learning losses in skills like reading and…

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Help for Your Students Who Never Seem to “Get It”

Jul 12, 2016

  Teachers know there is a long list of reasons to make reading a lifelong habit: the cognitive workout we get when we read and the exposure to new ideas are arguably top reasons to be a regular reader. So, when a student (who otherwise has adequate decoding skills) is unenthusiastic about books, regardless of…

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Ready or Not, Here Comes School: Tips for Your Young Learner

Jul 8, 2016

A generation ago, kindergarten days were filled with activities like finger painting, “Hide-and-Go-Seek”, making friends and learning to be peaceful at nap time.   And, while reading and spelling may have been introduced in first grade, there was nothing like today’s pressure for students to be performing according to grade-level standards. Sure, there is still…

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Announcing Our New School: The Lindamood-Bell Academy

Jul 7, 2016

Today, we are excited to announce the new Lindamood-Bell Academy—a private school—where we develop the imagery-language foundation for language processing and curriculum.

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Get the Connection: Real Help for Your Students with Dyslexia

Jul 5, 2016

When a student has been diagnosed with dyslexia, extra help typically focuses on phonics, or sounding out words, and spelling rules. Unfortunately, many students, even those who have had years of extra help, continue to struggle.   Perhaps they sound out a word eventually—but it is slow and labored. They may take so long to…

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