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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…

[Article] Plan for a Great Parent-Teacher Conference

22 Oct, 2016

  Kindergarten through high school, effective communication with your child’s teachers can contribute to school success. A shared view of your child’s strengths and challenges, goals for progress, and a workable plan, can pave the way for a great school year.   Yet, the anticipation of a parent-teacher conference can make some parents apprehensive. We have…

[Article] Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Child’s Progress Report

14 Oct, 2016

The end of the marking period is a time for parents to assess their child’s progress—to make sure they’re on track, improving in subjects, or to see if they need help. This is the time to note any areas of difficulty. It’s important to look carefully at each area of your child’s progress report—how are…

Understanding Your Child’s School Performance

13 Oct, 2016

The end of the marking period is a time for parents to assess their child’s progress—to make sure they’re on track, improving in subjects, or to see if they need help. But how do you decipher your child’s progress based on a simple letter grade? Does a B mean she truly understands History, or is…

Tips: The Imagery-Language Connection for Writing

24 Sep, 2016

Book reports, essays, and even short responses, can cause frustration, panic, and, sometimes, even tears for many school age students. And it’s no wonder. Writing is a complex task that requires a lot: good thinking skills, organization, spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as ease with a pencil, or keyboard.   Writing can be particularly…

Data-Driven Instruction: Everyday Tips for Teachers

21 Sep, 2016

At many schools, conversations about data-driven instruction are focused on formal progress monitoring tools and the school’s data wall. While assessments are necessary, there is also valuable data to be found in the classroom everyday. Through formative assessment, teachers are gathering data during lessons and activities, while learning is taking place. They can use the…

Working with Your Child’s Teacher: Tips for a Great New School Year

16 Sep, 2016

Between the stacks of sheets to sign and return and the back-to-school night presentations, all the new school year information can become overwhelming. But get beyond the dress codes, hot lunch orders, and school supply lists and you can find valuable information about how to forge a great working relationship with your child’s teacher—open lines…

[Article] The Imagery-Language Connection for Memory: Tips for Teachers

14 Sep, 2016

Nearly all the volumes written on memory include references to imagery. Memory is often referred to as a mental impression. When we remember something, we access a mental representation of it. -Nanci Bell, Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking   Students are expected to learn new information, in topic areas they may or…

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