Learning center results
On average, students with Hyperlexia who received Visualizing and Verbalizing instruction achieved significant improvements in comprehension. They made large standard score changes on two of the four measures. Their pre- to posttest results were statistically significant on two of the measures. The results of this study illustrate that, for students with Hyperlexia, Lindamood-Bell instruction in the Visualizing and Verbalizing program leads to improved comprehension, which is essential to achieving success with school curricula.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers provide research-validated, one-to-one instruction to improve reading, comprehension, and math for students of all ages. In 2013, 13 students with previous third-party diagnoses of Hyperlexia received an average of 107 hours of Visualizing and Verbalizing instruction to develop concept imagery for improved comprehension. Instruction was delivered by specially trained Lindamood-Bell staff. Student gains were measured with a battery of comprehension assessments. This group of students pretested at the 81st percentile on the reading portion (word recognition) of the Wide Range Achievement Tests-4th.
Number of Students: 13
Average Age: 10
Lindamood-Bell Programs Implemented: Visualizing and Verbalizing
Outcome Measures: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-4th Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-2nd (oral directions) Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-4th (word opposites) Gray Oral Reading Tests-4th (comprehension)