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Your Child’s First Year at School: Tips for Parents

10 Jan, 2020

  A generation ago, preschool and kindergarten days were filled with activities like coloring, water play, making friends, and learning to be peaceful at nap time.   And, while reading and spelling may have been introduced in kindergarten, there was nothing like today’s pressure about school readiness. Sure, there are still art, music, and games,…

It’s Not Too Late to Increase Learning This Summer

19 Dec, 2019

Imagine your child returning to school in the fall with better skills, ready to tackle the new year. Students can spend part of their summer gaining reading, comprehension, and math skills at our learning center.   Summer instruction at Lindamood-Bell is individualized to meet the needs of each student. Students who are currently struggling with…

Tips for Parents | How to Spot Comprehension Weakness

13 Dec, 2019

Students with decoding issues, including dyslexia, can be easy to spot. They often miscall words (e.g., breakfast as “basket”); their oral reading is slow and “choppy;” and, spelling is tough to master. It is important to identify these students who struggle, so they can get the help they need.   Unfortunately, there are many students…

Why Daily Intensive Instruction?

6 Dec, 2019

Those who are new to Lindamood-Bell may be more familiar with traditional tutoring conducted over the course of semesters or years. Therefore, our daily instruction, that changes reading or comprehension in a short period of time, may be unfamiliar. An “intensive care” learning environment can be ideal for students who are not performing to their…

Summer Savings EXTENDED | $200 Off Instruction

20 Nov, 2019

If school is not always easy for your child, you may have mixed feelings about using summertime for learning. While we all look forward to rest and relaxation, parents of struggling students have an opportunity to use summer to give their child the ultimate gift of learning — to ensure a great next year.  …

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

14 Nov, 2019

  Time away from school can lead to measurable learning loss in skills like reading. Teachers know all about “the summer slide”— students come back to school out of practice, maybe forgetting some of what they learned. For this reason, your child’s teacher may have encouraged families to make reading a summer priority.  We’ve gathered…

Changing the Dyslexic Brain:Important Updates for Educators & Parents in Australia

13 Nov, 2019

This webinar has already taken place.    In this webinar, Lindamood-Bell’s Director of Research & Development, Paul Worthington discusses how the latest diagnostic and intervention studies and instruction results are offering major hope for addressing the needs of individuals diagnosed with dyslexia.    Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the imagery-language foundation that underlies reading,…

Tips for Parents | Help Make Summer Reading Fun

8 Nov, 2019

During the school year, reading is built into a child’s day. Students are reading from the board, assignment sheets, and books at school, and during homework time. Parents may feel challenged when trying to squeeze reading into the summer schedule. No matter where your summer adventures take your family, it’s important to include regular reading…

Tips for Parents: When the Teacher Recommends Reading Help

24 Oct, 2019

Research shows that students who read over summer break end up boosting their reading skills, while those who do not, often slide backward, losing up to two months of what they learned during the school year.  This is why teachers always encourage students to read as much as possible over summer break. But if your…

Extended! Early Bird Savings | Sign Up Now for Summer!

2 Oct, 2019

Summer is a great time to get help with reading, comprehension, or math. In just a few weeks’ time, we can make years of change so your child can go back to school with new confidence. Also, working on crucial skills can minimize the learning loss that takes place for many students.   Our evidence-based…

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