Our Approach

At Lindamood-Bell, we DREAM BIG for learning.

We believe, passionately, that all children and adults can be taught to read and comprehend.

We believe that sensory-cognitive factors are the first dominoes in language and literacy skills.

We believe that imagery is the primary sensory-cognitive domino in language and literacy development.

Our Approach

NANCI BELL co-founder of Lindamood-bell

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Our approach to learning is global, balanced, and interactive.

Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.

Our experience, our quality of instruction, our commitment to ongoing research and development, and our passion to constantly expand the implementation and success of our instructional programs are at the root of our success.

We remain committed to making a difference in the lives of the children and adults we are fortunate enough to serve.

Most sincerely,
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Our instruction is based on
an individual’s learning needs.

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We work with thousands of individuals.

Sitting with a child or an adult who struggles to read a word or comprehend a paragraph provides unique insight into the learning process.

What underlies reading & comprehension skills?

Imagery and the Language Processing Spectrum

Can’t read words but can comprehend -- weak symbol imagery

Symptoms of symbol imagery weakness

  • Weak word attack skills
  • Weak word recognition skills
  • Difficulty learning and retaining sight words
  • Weak phonological spelling skills
    ( optnrty for opportunity )
  • Weak orthographic spelling skills ( opertunity for opportunity )
  • Difficulty reading fluently in context
  • Difficulty monitoring, self-correcting reading & spelling errors
  • Slow and laborious decoding skills
  • May be labeled dyslexic

 

Can’t comprehend but can read words -- weak concept imagery

Symptoms of concept imagery weakness

  • Weak reading comprehension
  • Weak listening comprehension
  • Difficulty with critical thinking and problem solving
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty expressing language orally
  • Weak written expression
  • Difficulty grasping humor
  • Difficulty interpreting social situations
  • Difficulty with cause and effect
  • Weak attention and focus
  • Difficulty with mental mapping
  • Difficulty responding to a communicating world

Two types of imagery are needed for language processing, Symbol Imagery and Concept Imagery

 

Our Solution

Instructional language to bring a
sensory-cognitive function to consciousness.

What letters do you see?
Direct stimulation of and application of symbol imagery.
What do those words make
you picture?
Direct stimulation of and application of concept imagery.