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Begin the New School Year With Confidence

Jan 19, 2017
 
 

It’s almost time to go back to school!

If you’re like most parents, you are spending the last few weeks of summer with your family: relaxing and reconnecting and enjoying your time together. Maybe you went away or possibly, you preferred a stay at home holiday.  You may have scheduled trips to the local library and bookstore for your kids to prevent the “summer slide.” This is the perfect time for them to check out and buy books that interest them and capture their attention—including topics such as animals, sports heroes, mysteries, or adventure, allowing them to travel to new places or reintroduce them to familiar but forgotten passions.

 

However your time was spent, your kids are most likely exhausted from holiday programs, beach days, and play dates. And, you know they’ve spent far too much time watching television, snap chatting, texting, and playing video/computer games.

 

Now, with summer coming to a close, it’s time to buckle down and get ready to go back to school. Unfortunately, you may have a child who doesn’t view this time of year as exciting. Your child may be feeling stressed about the increased level of academics in the classroom this year. Their struggles may have surfaced throughout the previous school year: you noticed your child having difficulty with reading words in context (trouble sounding out unfamiliar words), or maybe demonstrating a weakness in remembering what they read or listened to; their spelling skills may have begun to deteriorate with the introduction of multi syllable words; or perhaps their maths skills declined due to increasingly difficult concepts.

 

If reading and spelling are difficult for your child, they may be suffering from weak symbol imagery–the ability to visualise letters and sounds within words. Weak symbol imagery will cause difficulty in establishing sight words, contextual fluency, and spelling.

 

If reading or language comprehension are difficult for your child, weak concept imagery—the ability to image a gestalt (whole)—may be the cause. Weakness in concept imagery will interfere with reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.

 

Your child’s maths skills may be suffering as well due to an inability to create a gestalt image for the concepts underlying maths processes. Individuals often attempt to memorise facts instead of being able to think, reason, and problem solve with numbers. Symbol imagery and concept imagery are necessary sensory-cognitive functions that underlie reading, comprehension, and maths skills.

 

This time of year should be exciting, not worrisome. The last thing you want is to have your child dread going to school when it hasn’t even started yet. As a parent, what can you do? You might want to consider having your child evaluated in order to see what is causing the difficulties. Once the area of weakness has been determined, it’s important to know that treatment is available. Lindamood-Bell’s sensory-cognitive programs develop the necessary skills that underlie reading, comprehension, and maths.

 

Your child’s backpack is full. More importantly, let’s make sure her skill set is full by going back to school with us!

 

For information on how to contact us in order to get your child prepared to go back to school with confidence, please see the listing of our Learning Centres.

 

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Students of all ages and abilities thrive at Lindamood-Bell Academy! We develop foundational skills and provide a personalized learning experience—in-person or live online.
📆Join us on Wednesday, April 18, for our Lindamood-Bell Academy Virtual Open House. Get details and register now—follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Now hiring for summer! 
We’re seeking energetic, positive individuals to work as clinicians (tutors) in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. Join us as we teach students to read and comprehend to their potential! For more information and to apply, follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Our learning center creates a personalized learning plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. Students often make years of improvement after just a few weeks. Now enrolling for summer! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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On the topic of dyslexia and other learning difficulties, Dr. Koplewicz describes the value of evidence-based reading instruction and his family’s personal experience with Lindamood-Bell. 
Listen to the full episode – Link in @nprfreshair’s bio.
Your student can thrive with Lindamood-Bell Academy! We develop foundational skills and provide a personalized learning experience—in-person or live online.
📆Join us on Wednesday, April 18, for our Lindamood-Bell Academy Virtual Open House. Get details and register now—follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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This summer, Lindamood-Bell can make the difference of a lifetime for your student. 
Our evidence-based instruction improves reading, comprehension, and math in a matter of weeks.
⏳Enroll now for Early Bird Savings on Summer Instruction. Learn more and get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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🌞Now hiring for summer! We’re looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as tutors (clinicians) in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. 
📚Join us as we teach students of all ages to read and comprehend to their potential. We provide paid training in our evidence-based approach!
🌟View our current open positions and apply today! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Looking for a school where your child can thrive? Your child can reach their amazing potential with Lindamood-Bell Academy!
💡Join us on Wednesday, April 18, for our Lindamood-Bell Academy Virtual Open House. Get details and register now at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Your student can thrive with Lindamood-Bell Academy!
✓Evidence-based programs
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💡Join us on Wednesday, April 18, for our Lindamood-Bell Academy Virtual Open House. Get details and register now at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Our sensory-cognitive instruction helps individuals of all ages and abilities improve in reading, comprehension, and math. Now enrolling for summer! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Lindamood-Bell summer learning helps students catch up or get ahead in reading, comprehension, and math. Your child can attend in person or live online—students make years of progress in a matter of weeks!
⏳Enroll now for Early Bird Savings. Hurry, spots are filling fast! Get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Attention job seekers!👋
Join us this summer—our learning centers are hiring now! The Clinician (Tutor) role includes paid training in our evidence-based approach. View our open positions and get started today.
Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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