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Comprehension Weakness – Five Signs

11 Sep, 2017

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…

DREAM BIG for Learning Open Day

30 Aug, 2017

Please come to our DREAM BIG for Learning Open Day!   We’d love to show you how we have been creating the Magic of Learning for over 30 years!   We help students learn to read, comprehend and do maths to their potential. Our instruction is based on an individual’s learning needs.   Some students…

Does Your Child Need Reading Help? – 4 Signs

24 Aug, 2017

It is only natural for parents to wonder how their child’s reading stacks up next to peers. This is especially the case when there is an older sibling or friend in the picture who seemed to breeze through the process.  It is not always clear whether a child has a weakness that needs to be…

When Your Reader Struggles, What May be Missing?

17 Aug, 2017

When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on sounding out words and spelling rules. Unfortunately, after months of hard work and frustration, many students continue to struggle with year level text.   Perhaps they can sound out words but it is slow and laboured. They may take so long to sound out…

Springtime Learning at Lindamood-Bell: Finish the Year Strong!

10 Aug, 2017

At this point in the school year, students everywhere are feeling the pressure of looming due dates and stressed schedules.  For students who struggle with learning, this time of year can be especially taxing. Their performance may have lagged behind peers all year, and increased academic expectations may be compounding the issue. Spending so many…

Filling Now: Summer Instruction Sessions

3 Aug, 2017

In just a few weeks, we can change reading, comprehension, or maths. Summer is a great time to make this happen for your child.  Make your plans now and enjoy special savings.   Enrol for summer sessions by 6 October and receive 5% off the first week of instruction.   Find the Learning Centre near…

Is a Learning Check-Up What My Child Needs?

27 Jul, 2017

As parents, we are all familiar with the yearly well-visit to the paediatrician’s office. The hearing and vision screenings, in particular, can offer insight about a child’s struggles in school. Catching an issue early can stop problems before they start. For many students, a learning check-up can be equally essential. Identifying and addressing an underlying…

Nurturing Your Reluctant Reader | “How Many More Pages?”

20 Jul, 2017

While you’d like your son or daughter to disappear into the land of Narnia or be swept up in a Harry Potter spell while reading, the reality may be the opposite of this for your child. In fact, they might even say they hate reading and when they finally sit down with a book, you…

Picture a Better Reader

13 Jul, 2017

At Lindamood-Bell, we believe that all individuals can learn how 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 word provides unique insight into…

Picture Better Reading Comprehension

6 Jul, 2017

Most reading experts agree on one thing: In order to comprehend what they read, students must have strong decoding skills and adequate oral vocabulary. In other words, a child must be able to accurately decode every word on the page, and know what each of the words mean.   Unfortunately, many students who can decode…

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