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NPR Series Unlocking Dyslexia features Lindamood-Bell

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A New Story From NPR: Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

 

Today, a new story premiered on NPR titled Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It. The reporter, who was a student at Lindamood-Bell when she was younger, visited our Washington, DC Learning Center this past summer and interviewed Center Director Nancy Gregerson and some of our students.

CLICK HERE for the NPR story.


A New Story From NPR: How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain

 

The second part of this week’s NPR’s Unlocking Dyslexia series features Guinevere Eden, director of Georgetown University’s Center for the Study of Learning. She explains what is happening in the brain of someone with dyslexia when they read and how the brain can be “rewired” with intensive intervention.

CLICK HERE  for the NPR story.


A New Story From NPR: How Parents Can Help Kids With Dyslexia Succeed In School

 

Families who have had success at Lindamood-Bell describe the value of early intervention and more.

CLICK HERE for the NPR story.


A New Story From NPR: Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

 

Parents and advocates are concerned that schools aren’t acknowledging a diagnosis of dyslexia—and aren’t giving students the help they need.

CLICK HERE for the NPR story.


A New Story From NPR: ‘B’ And ‘D’ Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

 

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that’s not quite right. This story explores what’s happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

CLICK HERE for the NPR story.


At Lindamood-Bell, we believe that all individuals can be taught to read to their potential—including those who have a previous diagnosis of dyslexia.

 

Over the course of nearly three decades, Lindamood-Bell has worked with thousands of individuals. Sitting with a child or an adult who struggles to read a word provides unique insight into the learning process. Our success with students is due to our unique approach, including our research-validated, sensory-cognitive instruction.

 

Learn more about our approach and results with students diagnosed with dyslexia here.

Comments

  1. Thank you for raising the awareness for dyslexia. Our son benefitted tremendously from his time at Lindamood-Bell over the past year. I’d also give a shout-out to Montessori programs. He’s in a mixed-age elementary program, and the teachers are able to individualize for him in an amazing amount. He receives focused phonics support for his reading. They encourage him to read on his interests, which has been shown to help dyslectic children get into reading (sharks, oceans–all the time!). They even allow him, in 2nd grade, to type up all of his longer writing work, and edit it on an iPad with a keyboard–while all the other children do their work in handwriting.

    I’d encourage anyone with a potentially dyslexic child to do an evaluation at Lindamood-Bell, and do it early (we did ours before 1st grade)–and to check out a local Montessori school for the individualization that’s possible, without singling the child out as learning-disabled.

  2. So disappointed in listening to this that so much of the reporting is on the problem NOT the solutions that we as parents of dyslexic children so crave. We are well aware of the problems and it is heartbreaking to listen to them and be reminded. Gabrielle please do a series on real solutions and ideas that help dyslexic kids.

    1. Hi Becca, Contact Gabrielle at NPR.org with comments about the series. Information about programs that change learning, including links to peer reviewed research can be found throughout our website–in this article, for example. Our staff would be happy to speak with you about your child and answer any questions about instruction. Contact us at 800-233-1819.

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