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Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Jun 23, 2017

During the school year, reading is built into a child’s day. They are reading from the board, assignment sheets and books throughout school and during homework time. Parents may feel challenged when trying to squeeze reading onto the summer schedule. No matter where your summer adventures take your family, it’s important to include regular reading…

It’s Not Too Late for Summer Learning

Jun 13, 2017

Still finalizing summer plans? It’s not too late to join us for a few weeks! Our intensive instruction results in extraordinary gains and can be one of of the most positive learning experiences of your child’s life.   If  school is not always easy for your child, you may have mixed feelings about using summertime…

The Imagery-Language Foundation for Math

Jun 9, 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,…

Making a Difference for Students in Jamaica | Lindamood-Bell for Schools

Jun 7, 2017

This month, teachers in Jamaica were introduced to Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) and Seeing Stars programs. This professional development opportunity was facilitated by the Sandals Foundation (‘the Sandals Foundation’) and funded by the CHASE (Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education) Fund in an effort to increase literacy and math competency for Jamaican students with…

Signs of Comprehension Weakness

Jun 2, 2017

Students with decoding issues, including dyslexia, can be easy to spot. They often miscall words (e.g. breakfast as “basket”); their oral reading is slow and “choppy;” and spelling is tough to master. It is important to identify these students who struggle, so they can get the help they need.   Unfortunately, there are many students…

Watch it Now | Learning Center Open House

May 31, 2017

Be our Guest at our Dream Big for Learning Virtual Open House!   We help students learn to read, comprehend and do math to their potential. Our instruction is based on an individual’s learning needs.   Some students come to us with previous diagnoses such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, or general learning challenges—and we…

Summer Learning Plan: When the Teacher Recommends Reading Help

May 25, 2017

Teachers always encourage students to read as much as they can over summer break. But if your last parent-teacher conference came with a specific suggestion—to get reading support during the summer months—you are likely considering one of the following:   1. Reading more with your child, teaching him/her to read yourself 2. Having a “reading…

The Magic of Summer Learning

May 19, 2017

The Right Time Many families are new to using summertime for learning—dreaming only of endless summer days with family and friends. We agree that students, especially those who struggle, do need a break from school. But for many students, three months away from academics can lead to measurable learning loss in skills like reading and math—especially…

Imagine Your Child’s Potential: Intensive Instruction Can Make a Difference

May 12, 2017

Those who are new to Lindamood-Bell may be more familiar with traditional tutoring and accommodations which are conducted over the course of semesters or years. Therefore, our daily instruction, that changes reading or comprehension in a short period of time, may be unfamiliar. An “intensive care” learning environment can be ideal for students who are…

A Learning Ability Evaluation Like No Other | Special Savings

May 5, 2017

Our success with students starts with our unique Learning Ability Evaluation. We identify strengths and weaknesses that may be affecting performance in reading, comprehension, and math.   Learning Ability Evaluation   10+ standardized measures of reading, comprehension, and math Identification of strengths and weaknesses Consultation to explain findings   Learning Skills Measured ✔ Sounding Out…

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