Instruction for Adults & College Students
All Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers provide instruction for adults. This includes individuals who are completing high school, college students, and those in the working world. They may be struggling to keep up with their coursework or consistently confused at work or in social situations. Our unique style of intensive differentiated instruction focuses on finding the most effective ways to make each student comfortable, confident, and excited to continue to learn.
We offer oral and written language comprehension programs for adults who struggle with communication, following directions, or keeping up with stories and conversations. These comprehension programs are also effective for adults exhibiting symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. Phonemic awareness and reading programs for adults who struggle with decoding, spelling, or recognizing words in print are offered. These reading programs are also effective for adults exhibiting symptoms of dyslexia. We offer a math program for adults who struggle with basic computation, applying math concepts, or solving word problems. Finally, we offer specialized programs for high school and college students who just want academic enrichment or help with coursework and assignments.
The following is a letter we recently received from an adult student who attended one of our Learning Centers:
My name is Erica and I am a current college sophomore and I have been going to Lindamood-Bell for a little more than four years. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the help that you have given me. When I first started at Lindamood-Bell I was a sophomore in high school and I did not have much confidence in myself or my ability to even begin to be successful in my life. My test results at Lindamood-Bell showed that I needed a lot of work but, fortunately for me, the Center Director told me and my parents that it was very possible for me to catch up to where I needed to be! She promised me in her office that she could help me. She is the first person ever, other than my parents, that told me the truth.
My first few weeks of my first summer session consisted of air-writing, working on alphabetical sounds, and picturing different letters and stories. I knew that your program was going to change how I was going to learn forever. At the end of my first summer at Lindamood-Bell I went back to school and started applying my skills that I learned. My grades and report cards went from Bs, Cs, Ds, and Fs to just As and Bs with an occasional C. After my first summer at Lindamood-Bell I never received an F on a cumulative test again. After my first summer at Lindamood-Bell, I finally felt like I could be the person that I thought I was meant to be. With your help I was able to graduate from high school at the top half of my class and I made honors list.
After spending three full-time summers at Lindamood-Bell I went from a girl that did not know what she was learning to a girl that was able to picture everything that she heard and read. I am now closer to where I needed to be than I have ever expected. Without Lindamood-Bell I would have continued to struggle through college and I am sure I would not be going to the college that I wanted to go to. Your supreme staff worked with me day after day working on picturing letters and picturing stories. They also told me that it was amazing how far I have come since I first started with Lindamood-Bell. Your staff actually cared enough to take the time to teach me the skills necessary to succeed in my education.
I also had the chance, opportunity, to have their help during my freshman year of college. Even though the reading and picturing was hard I was able to do it with their guidance. It was integral to have the assistance of Lindamood-Bell with seeing how picturing works in higher education. The subjects ranged from learning about the French Revolution to learning how cancer attacks the body. I am now able to read chapter books that have 500 pages within a day, depending how much free time that I have. During this summer I have read about 15 books and I am able to picture what happened in each book and the details about each character.
With the skills that I gained from your program I feel more confident about my future rather than a lost cause that I used to feel like. Prior to the help of Lindamood-Bell I was made to feel like I was worthless and would never amount to anything. I was told by some of my previous teachers that I was “unteachable at any school in the state.” I am now able to eye break any word that I do not know within just a few seconds, for example, sphygmomanometer. Also, I often catch myself saying to my professors, “Well I picture this…” or “When you said that I pictured this…” and they are shocked with my performance to this day. I love how I am now able to help out my college classmates because of my strong picturing skills. Since I have started college I have done really well and I am still in the top half of my class.
What can I say Lindamood-Bell, you put the magic back in learning for me, and I can’t thank you enough!! There are no words to show my appreciation. I am truly indebted for life and for this I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was incredibly hard work but it was worth every magical learning moment!
Lindamood-Bell I thank each and every one of my instructors.