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Academic Support for College Students ❘ How to Identify and Improve Comprehension Issues

10 Jan, 2020

When Students Need Help with Reading Comprehension Lauren, a college freshman, takes another sip of coffee as she looks at the clock: it’s well past midnight, but she still has more homework to do. She sighs and pulls her history textbook into her lap. “Is it this hard for everyone?” she wonders aloud as she…

[VIDEO] Family Story Time: Your New Snow Day Activity

13 Dec, 2019

After the snowball fights and snowman building, it’s time for the indoor fun. Faced with hours in the house, parents are often on the hunt for activities that provide entertainment and some educational value. Arts and crafts, baking and board games are great choices in this regard.  But if you haven’t already tried audiobooks and read-aloud, you may be…

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…

Tips for Parents | How to Recognize Comprehension Weakness

15 Nov, 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…

How to Help Your Child Improve Comprehension at Home

9 Sep, 2019

When a child has an identified comprehension weakness, it makes sense to pursue extra help for academics. Students can get help from tutors, learning specialists, or may have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) in place at school. Unfortunately, language comprehension troubles can affect family life, too. This is especially difficult when weak thinking skills are…

World Autism Month | Improving Comprehension for Students with Autism

1 Apr, 2019

Celebrated throughout April, World Autism Month is kicked off with World Autism Day on April 2nd when Autism Speaks launches its signature Light It Up Blue campaign seeking to foster increased understanding and acceptance. Lindamood-Bell is proud to join the celebration.   Improving Comprehension for Students with Autism The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Cognition,…

London Centre to Host COBIS Webinar

19 Mar, 2019

The Lindamood-Bell® London Learning Centre will host a webinar for the Council of British International Schools. Our presentation, “The Imagery-Language Foundation: Teaching All Children to Read and Comprehend,” will be presented by Centre Director Valentina Nikolic and will explore the imagery-language foundation as the basis for reading and comprehension.   Valentina will highlight crucial knowledge…

Everyday Tips for Parents | Better Comprehension

20 Dec, 2018

When a child has an identified comprehension weakness, it makes sense to pursue extra help for academics. Students can get help from tutors, learning specialists, or may have an IEP (Individualised Education Plan) in place at school. Unfortunately, language comprehension troubles can affect family life, too. This is especially difficult when weak thinking skills are…

5 Signs of Comprehension Weakness

30 Aug, 2018

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…

Visualise Better Reading Comprehension

28 Jun, 2018

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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