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Start to Love Learning: Getting Help During the School Year

Oct 20, 2017

While a science experiment involving a baking soda and vinegar volcano may be fun and exciting for most students, it can be torture for those who have trouble reading the directions or following the procedural steps independently.   Ideally, a typical school day is filled with tons of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow for…

NPR Series Unlocking Dyslexia features Lindamood-Bell

Oct 18, 2017

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It   In Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It the reporter, who was a student at Lindamood-Bell as a child, visits our Washington, DC Learning Center to interview our staff and students. CLICK HERE for the NPR story. How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain   The second part of  NPR’s Unlocking Dyslexia…

UW study examines how the brains of students with dyslexia respond to intensive reading intervention (Seeing Stars)

Oct 13, 2017

Lindamood-Bell has partnered with many universities to study the neurological and behavioral effects of our sensory-cognitive instruction.   Currently, The University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) is conducting a study that examines how the brains of students with dyslexia respond to intensive reading intervention (Seeing Stars instruction).   We look forward…

How is School Really Going? | Tips for Using Progress Reports to Ensure a Successful Marking Period

Oct 13, 2017

“It was fine.”   “We didn’t really do anything.”   “It was okay, I guess.”   Students can be notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to sharing how their day at school was. It can be hard for parents to glean how things are really going: did your second grader eat their entire lunch? Is your…

Using Data to Drive Personalized Learning in the Classroom

Oct 11, 2017

Now more than ever, educators are meeting the needs of students who require an alternate learning path or support during their K12 career. In districts with a high level of learner diversity, the impact on resources can become formidable.   Join us for a 30 minute webinar, Using Data to Drive Personalized Learning in the…

Teacher PD that makes a difference | Spotlight on Cañon City School District

Oct 9, 2017

Cañon City School District is continuing into its second year of a three-year Colorado Department of Education literacy grant initiative. With the goal of changing outcomes for struggling readers, Cañon City partnered with Lindamood-Bell to provide teachers with workshops and ongoing coaching to develop their skills.   Participating teachers start out by learning the steps…

“Will he ever learn to love reading?” | Frequently Asked Questions from Parents of Children with Dyslexia

Oct 6, 2017

For Dyslexia Awareness Month we are sharing our belief 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…

Why Intensive Instruction Now?

Sep 29, 2017

  A bright and articulate third grader, Jacob shifts uncomfortably in his seat when his teacher announces that they’d be taking turns reading aloud. “Maybe if I ask to go to the bathroom, I’ll miss my turn,” he thinks.   Jacob has a high vocabulary and his teachers frequently tell him how smart he is,…

“That’s not how I learned it!” | Making Sense of Common Core Math

Sep 22, 2017

After growing up doing math problems on a chalkboard, being immersed in the world of iPads and Chromebooks can be daunting to parents. Add to that the Common Core Standards for math that involve “decomposing” and “anchoring,” and many adults are finding themselves overwhelmed and befuddled when it comes to trying to help tackle math…

Set Up Your Child for a Successful School Year

Sep 15, 2017

For many students, back-to-school season comes with the promise of a fresh start and another fun and successful year of learning. They eagerly fill their backpacks with sharpened pencils and notebooks for each subject. But for students who struggle in school, their bags quickly get weighed down with anxiety, stress and waning self-confidence as another…

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