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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Oct 7, 2016

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…

Assessments Matter: Transform RtI at Your School

Oct 5, 2016

Students can spend years receiving literacy services that may not change their ability to read and comprehend. In fact, students may instead continue to fall further and further behind their peers. Struggling learners are often lacking basic connections needed for reading and comprehension; and the underlying cause of their weakness may not be addressed by…

The Right Time to Change Learning: Getting Help During the School Year

Sep 30, 2016

School at any grade 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…

Tips: The Imagery-Language Connection for Writing

Sep 24, 2016

Book reports, essays, and even short responses, can cause frustration, panic, and, sometimes, even tears for many school age students. And it’s no wonder. Writing is a complex task that requires a lot: good thinking skills, organization, spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as ease with a pencil, or keyboard.   Writing can be particularly…

Data-Driven Instruction: Everyday Tips for Teachers

Sep 21, 2016

At many schools, conversations about data-driven instruction are focused on formal progress monitoring tools and the school’s data wall. While assessments are necessary, there is also valuable data to be found in the classroom everyday. Through formative assessment, teachers are gathering data during lessons and activities, while learning is taking place. They can use the…

Working with Your Child’s Teacher: Tips for a Great New School Year

Sep 16, 2016

Between the stacks of sheets to sign and return and the back-to-school night presentations, all the new school year information can become overwhelming. But get beyond the dress codes, hot lunch orders, and school supply lists and you can find valuable information about how to forge a great working relationship with your child’s teacher—open lines…

[Article] The Imagery-Language Connection for Memory: Tips for Teachers

Sep 14, 2016

Nearly all the volumes written on memory include references to imagery. Memory is often referred to as a mental impression. When we remember something, we access a mental representation of it. -Nanci Bell, Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking   Students are expected to learn new information, in topic areas they may or…

School Year Savings Plan Discount

Sep 9, 2016

AVAILABLE NOW: A major savings for students who need help closing the achievement gap   If you have a child who is suffering from a weakness in language processing skills and needs to close a substantial gap between his academic performance and potential, we are offering a school year savings plan for you.   Intensive…

Assessments 101: Identify and Address Why Your Students are Struggling

Sep 9, 2016

Students in Tiers II and III can spend years receiving services and still struggle in school. Many of these students lack the basic connections needed for reading and comprehension, and the root cause of their weakness may not be addressed with traditional interventions.   This does not have to be the case.   We believe…

Homework 101: Tips for Better Study Skills

Sep 2, 2016

As a parent, you know the importance of completing homework and strong study skills, yet many kids don’t know where to begin. To avoid the constant nagging, battles, and lost papers, it’s time to get your kids organized. After all, there’s no reason for both you and your kids to dread school.   Here’s how…

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