post
BLOG AND NEWS

Is Weak Comprehension Making School Hard?

Dec 15, 2017
 
 

 

“Time’s up!”

 

Looking around at her classmates, Lauri starts to worry—they all seem to have written more than she has. “Why do they all have highlighters out?” she wonders to herself. It’s too late to find out now, and even if there was time to ask, she’d be too embarrassed to be the only one to “not get it” yet again.

 

“Once you hand in your test paper, grab your bagged lunch so we can head to the bus!”

 

Lauri sighs. She knew her fifth grade class was going to the planetarium, but she couldn’t picture exactly when and she hadn’t remembered to bring a lunch with her today. She gets a sinking feeling in her stomach as she realizes she may not have turned in her permission slip either.  She quickly glances into her desk and sees broken pencils, crumpled up papers and her math book. There in the very back of her desk was the permission slip. Had she remembered to get it signed? Phew! She had.

 

While her classmates bound over to get in line, she quickly and quietly walks up to Mrs. Gregory’s desk and hands her the permission slip.

 

“This was due last week, Lauri,” she scolds. “Why, I think you’d lose your head if it weren’t screwed on!”

 

The whole class laughs, and Lauri turns bright red. She already feels bad enough about not having a lunch with her, and now everyone else knows she messed up. Again.  And what does that even mean? People’s heads have bones and tissue in them, not screws.

 

More Than Just Reading Comprehension

 

When Lauri returns from her field trip, she’s asked to read a passage about black holes and write an essay about how it relates to what she saw at the planetarium. Despite trying her best and wanting to work hard, Lauri still struggles. She can read all the hard words, but she can’t quite understand what they mean. She loved looking at the stars projected on the ceiling, yet her enthusiasm isn’t enough to help her get the words out onto paper. Her teachers say she “doesn’t have a reading problem” because her fluency is fine.

 

Problems with reading comprehension may be due to weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they read or hear, but not the whole. This weakness not only explains why Lauri has trouble on Language Arts quizzes, but it also explains why she couldn’t follow the directions to highlight her answers on the test, why she forgot to pack a lunch and why she couldn’t find her permission slip.

 

Students with weak concept imagery often have trouble with both written and oral language comprehension, following directions, written expression and following humor. Not only did Lauri not like being laughed at by her classmates, Mrs. Gregory’s joke just didn’t make sense to her at all. They may also struggling with organizing and planning or “mental mapping.”

 

The Right Instruction

 

The Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.

 

Strengthening Lauri’s concept imagery will help make actual tests of comprehension in school easier in addition to allowing her  to respond to the communicating world more easily.

 

The first step in helping Lauri and other students who are struggling to stay afloat in the classroom is a Learning Ability Evaluation. This comprehensive evaluation uses a number of standardized academic and literacy tests to identify a student’s individualized strengths and weaknesses along with a consultation to review the results.

 

Normally $875, our Learning Ability Evaluation is available for $295 now through 12/31/17! Contact us to schedule your child, 800-300-1818. Find a learning center location near you: Locations.

Connect with us
🌟 Your child can discover a love of reading this summer! 📚
Lindamood-Bell helps students make years of growth in a matter of weeks.🚀
Reserve your spot now for personalized, one-to-one learning, in person or live online. Don’t miss our special offer - 10% SAVINGS on the first week of summer instruction!
Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #testimonial #tutor
Your student can experience school success with Lindamood-Bell Academy! 🎓✨
Our personalized learning plans and evidence-based instruction help students learn to their potential. 📚💡 Attend in person or live online. 💻🏫
Lindamood-Bell Academy is enrolling now for 2024-25. Get started today! 🚀🎉
Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #lindamoodbellacademy #testimonial
📣Our free webinar is now available on demand. 
Lindamood-Bell’s Director of Research and Development, Paul Worthington, explores key topics regarding the Cognitive Science of Learning. Discover common misconceptions, explore evidence-based interventions, and learn about the latest peer-reviewed research. Watch now at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
🌟 Transform your child’s learning with Lindamood-Bell this summer! 📚
We improve reading, comprehension, and math skills in just a few weeks! 🚀
Don’t miss out on our special offer - 10% SAVINGS on the first week of summer instruction!
Reserve your spot now for personalized, one-to-one learning, in person or live online!
Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #testimonial #tutor
🎉 Exciting News Alert! 🎉
A year-long initiative has resulted in remarkable progress for students at Denham Town High School in Kingston, Jamaica, a desperately challenged inner-city school. Visit our website to read about their inspiring journey! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
🌞 Exciting Opportunity for Summer Tutoring Jobs at Lindamood-Bell! 📚

Are you ready to make a difference this summer? Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers are now hiring enthusiastic and positive individuals to join our team as clinicians (tutors). As a clinician, you’ll play a vital role in helping students learn to read and comprehend to their potential. 
If you’re passionate about education and eager to make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you! View our current open positions and apply today! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#LindamoodBell #SummerJobs #NowHiring
🌟 Unlock your child's potential with Lindamood-Bell this summer! 📚 
We improve reading, comprehension, and math skills in just weeks! 🚀 
Don't miss out on our special offer - 10% SAVINGS on the first week of summer instruction! 
Reserve your spot now for personalized, one-to-one instruction, in person or live online!
Get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
🎉 Lindamood-Bell Academy is enrolling now for 2024-25! 🎉
Our personalized learning plans and evidence-based instruction help students learn to their potential. Get started now and set your child up for a successful school year!
Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #lindamoodbellacademy #testimonial
Are you enthusiastic about education and ready to make a meaningful impact? Join Lindamood-Bell this summer! We’re searching for positive individuals to join our team as clinicians (tutors). Explore our available positions and apply today! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#LindamoodBell #SummerJobs  #NowHiring
☀️ Summer is the perfect time for boosting your child’s learning! ☀️ 
Our personalized instruction improves essential skills like reading, comprehension, and math, setting the stage for success in the upcoming school year. 
Join us in person or live online! 
🌟 Act now for 10% SAVINGS on the first week of summer instruction! 📚🚀

Get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #dyslexia #dyslexic #testimonial #summercamp
🚀 Unlock Your Child’s Potential with Lindamood-Bell Academy! 📚
Our personalized learning plans and evidence-based instruction help students learn to their potential. Attend in person or live online. Get started now and set your child up for a successful 2024-25 school year! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #lindamoodbellacademy #testimonial
Summer is the perfect time for your child to embark on their learning journey with Lindamood-Bell!
Our personalized instruction can improve your child's reading, comprehension, or math skills in just a few weeks.
 Act fast to receive 10% off the first week of summer instruction!! 
Get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
☀️Summer is the perfect time to give your child’s learning a boost! ☀️
Our personalized instruction improves essential skills such as reading, comprehension, and math, paving the way for success in the upcoming school year.
Join us either in person or via live online sessions! 🌟
🚀 Act fast to enjoy 10% SAVINGS on the first week of summer instruction! 🚀
Get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#lindamoodbell #dyslexia #dyslexic #testimonial #summercamp
Lindamood-Bell is hiring! 📚☀️

Are you passionate about education and making a positive impact? Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us as clinicians (tutors). If you’re ready to help students and be part of an amazing team, we want to hear from you! Explore our open positions and apply today! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
.
.
.
#LindamoodBell #SummerJobs  #NowHiring
Request Information

Request Information

When you complete our form, we'll send you to our digital information packet and reach out to you shortly.
You may also call us at

* required

Schedule a Learning
Ability Evaluation

Please fill out the form and we will be in touch to schedule an evaluation.

* required