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The Imagery-Language Connection for Sports—Tips for Coaching Youth Sports

16 Mar, 2017

Did you recently volunteer for a coaching position? Have you coached before? Are you tired of yelling at your team but don’t know how to get them to follow directions? Do you want this year to be a more positive experience for you and your players? If you answered yes to any of these questions,…

Better Study Skills and Homework Tips

9 Mar, 2017

As a parent, you know the importance of completing homework and strong study skills, yet many kids don’t know where to begin. To avoid the constant nagging, battles, and lost papers, it’s time to get your kids organised. After all, there’s no reason for both you and your kids to dread school.   Here’s how…

Report Card ABCs

3 Mar, 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…

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

24 Feb, 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…

Back to School Tips: Imagine Better School Day Mornings

23 Feb, 2017

Perhaps your kids just spent the summer at camp. Or they spent long hours in the pool or at the beach. Maybe lazy days were spent reconnecting with friends and family. Regardless, the back-to-school transition may be a big change for your family. Why not take this opportunity to establish new habits that contribute to…

{INFOGRAPHIC} Here I Come, Kindergarten! Start with the Magic of Learning

9 Feb, 2017

If your child is starting kindergarten this year, you know his teacher will have a long list of goals to accomplish before the end of the school year. To some degree, your child will definitely be working on:   Letter names and sounds Sounding out for reading and writing Sight word recognition and spelling Printing…

Tips for Your Young Learner: Ready or Not, School is Coming!

13 Jan, 2017

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 grade 1, there was nothing like today’s pressure for students to be performing according to grade-level standards. Sure, there is still…

Make a Fresh Start: Tips and Solutions for a Great School Year

13 Jan, 2017

It’s the right time to make a fresh start! We are providing tips for how you can support your child’s learning at home. We also outline how Lindamood-Bell helps students during the year, whether they need a complete turnaround or ongoing homework help to stay on track.   Fresh Start at Home   Establishing good…

The Imagery-Language Connection at Home: Tips for Parents Whose Kids Have a Comprehension Weakness

22 Dec, 2016

When a student has an identified comprehension weakness, parents might pursue help for their academics. Unfortunately, language comprehension troubles can affect family life, too.   A primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they…

Tips to Help Your Reluctant Reader

9 Nov, 2016

  Do you have a child who would rather wash the dishes or help with the laundry than read a book? Do you have to beg and plead with them to sit down and read, whether it’s for school or fun? Maybe they even say they “hate reading.”   It’s hard to know how to…

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