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Lindamood-Bell Seasonal Learning Clinics

21 Sep, 2017

So far, Lindamood-Bell has taught over 40,000 students to read and comprehend to their potential. We are able to reach students, in part, by bringing our Seasonal Learning Clinics to new communities every year.   A Seasonal Learning Clinic is an extension of a Learning Centre that is open 4-12 weeks—enough time to change learning…

The ABCs of Report Cards

14 Sep, 2017

For some students, the phrase “report card” comes with a sense of dread. As a parent, it can be hard to gauge how things are really going at school if your student is tight-lipped about his day and his report card feels like a jumble of letters or percentages.   After getting straight A’s last…

Comprehension Weakness – Five Signs

11 Sep, 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…

DREAM BIG for Learning Open Day

30 Aug, 2017

Please come to our DREAM BIG for Learning Open Day!   We’d love to show you how we have been creating the Magic of Learning for over 30 years!   We help students learn to read, comprehend and do maths to their potential. Our instruction is based on an individual’s learning needs.   Some students…

Does Your Child Need Reading Help? – 4 Signs

24 Aug, 2017

It is only natural for parents to wonder how their child’s reading stacks up next to peers. This is especially the case when there is an older sibling or friend in the picture who seemed to breeze through the process.  It is not always clear whether a child has a weakness that needs to be…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nurturing Your Reluctant Reader | “How Many More Pages?”

20 Jul, 2017

While you’d like your son or daughter to disappear into the land of Narnia or be swept up in a Harry Potter spell while reading, the reality may be the opposite of this for your child. In fact, they might even say they hate reading and when they finally sit down with a book, you…

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