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Though they may be hard-working and study for hours on end, some students have trouble understanding or remembering what they’ve read. They may do poorly on tests, have trouble following classroom directions or struggle to understand jokes. A cause of comprehension difficulties is weak concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined gestalt (whole) from language….

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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…

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School at any year can include the kind of good challenges that foster learning: discovering a solution in science lab, writing a poem, or even studying for a big test, can all be positive learning experiences. However, if a student has a weakness that affects learning to begin with, they may not be getting everything…

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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…

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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…

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Most reading experts agree on one thing: In order to comprehend what they read, students must have strong decoding skills and adequate oral vocabulary. In other words, a child must be able to accurately decode every word on the page, and know what each of the words mean.   Unfortunately, many students who can decode…

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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…

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Today’s standards-based English Language Arts curricula have put a new spotlight on reading comprehension and vocabulary.  To function in the classroom and do well on assessments, students are expected to have strong “everyday” language skills in addition to acquiring academic words—this is key for college and career readiness. At the same time, US schools are…

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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…

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