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Real Hope for Children Diagnosed with Dyslexia

May 26, 2023
 
 

Dyslexia support

Parents of children who struggle with learning often find it difficult to get adequate help. Even if a specific learning difficulty is identified, the focus of support may be on accommodations rather than solutions.

At Lindamood-Bell, we believe all individuals can be taught to read and comprehend to their potential—including those diagnosed with dyslexia. As our co-founder, Nanci Bell has often stated and our experience with our students shows us, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia does not need to be a lifelong condition.

 

Discovering How Reading Intervention Changes the Brains of Children with Dyslexia

Recent research titled “Rapid and widespread white matter plasticity during an intensive reading intervention” was published in the journal Nature. The study, from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington (UW), examined growth in reading skills and white matter in school-aged, struggling readers. Diffusion MRI data collected during eight weeks of Lindamood-Bell intensive instruction indicates that there were large-scale changes in white matter along with growth in reading skills. In addition, the study identifies white matter tracts that may predict the ease with which a child learns how to read. 

Dr. Jason Yeatman, one of the study’s researchers, says that although dyslexia is often thought of as permanent, the findings indicate that the targeted, intensive instruction leads to “substantial” improvements in reading skills and changes in the “underlying wiring of the brain’s reading circuitry.” Read more and access the full article here.

Find more independent research studies and references here. 

 

Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center Results—Students with Dyslexia

As part of our effort to maintain an exceptional standard of quality, we continually monitor student learning results. At Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers, students receive individualized instruction using one or more of our evidence-based programs. The Seeing Stars® program develops skills needed for phonological processing and orthographic processing in reading and spelling.  Seeing Stars instruction can address the needs of students previously diagnosed with dyslexia.

The following shows reading performance, pre- and post-instruction, of all students who self-reported as having a diagnosis of dyslexia.

Years: Jan. 2008 – Sept. 2021

Number of Students: 2,483

Average Age: 10.2

Average Hours of Instruction:  121.6

Lindamood-Bell Instruction Implemented: Seeing Stars

On average, students with a prior dyslexia diagnosis who received Seeing Stars instruction achieved significant improvements in reading. They made large (statistically significant) standard score changes on seven of nine measures. (Vocabulary was not a targeted measure of instruction.) The 20-point percentile increase in Word Recognition put these students well within the normal range (25th–75th percentile). The large average standard score change in Paragraph Reading Accuracy should also be noted.

Find additional Learning Center data, including growth made by students with ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Autism here.

 

Getting Help

For over 35 years, Lindamood-Bell has worked with thousands of individuals. Our success with students is due to our unique approach—we accurately assess individual needs and provide evidence-based, sensory-cognitive instruction in a safe, positive environment. 

Watch a mother with a family history of dyslexia describes her five-year-old’s experience with intensive intervention at a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. 

 

Students struggling with reading, comprehension, or math can catch up before school starts. In just a few weeks, our Learning Center can help make your child feel more confident and prepared for school. 

Hurry to save your child’s spot on our popular summer schedule. Receive a 10% discount off the first week of instruction when you enroll by June 30, 2023, and for a minimum of 80 hours. All instruction must be completed by August 25, 2023. Find your learning center here.

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Join us this summer for Lindamood-Bell’s evidence-based instruction, where we improve Reading, Comprehension, and Math skills in just a few weeks. 
Check out the full testimonial from pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Oren Boxer at the link—watch now at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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We’re looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as tutors (who we call Clinicians) in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. Join us as we teach students to read and comprehend to their potential! For more information and to apply, follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Students of all ages and abilities thrive at Lindamood-Bell Academy! We develop foundational skills and provide a personalized learning experience—in-person or live online.
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📣Attention educators! 
Join us Wednesday, April 17th, for a Leaders in Literacy Webinar featuring Dr. Robert Pasternack. As a teacher, New Mexico State Special Education Director, and, ultimately, as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Parternack has spent his career focused on improving student outcomes. Register now at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Lindamood-Bell summer learning can change your child’s life! Our evidence-based instruction improves Reading, Comprehension, and Math in just a few weeks. 
⏳Enroll now for special savings on your first week of summer learning. Hurry, spots are filling fast! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Now hiring for summer! 
We’re seeking energetic, positive individuals to work as clinicians (tutors) in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. Join us as we teach students to read and comprehend to their potential! For more information and to apply, follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Our learning center creates a personalized learning plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. Students often make years of improvement after just a few weeks. Now enrolling for summer! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Dr. Harold Koplewicz, founder of the @childmindinstitute, joined @nprfreshair to discuss why kids and teens are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression— and what parents can do about it. 
On the topic of dyslexia and other learning difficulties, Dr. Koplewicz describes the value of evidence-based reading instruction and his family’s personal experience with Lindamood-Bell. 
Listen to the full episode – Link in @nprfreshair’s bio.
Your student can thrive with Lindamood-Bell Academy! We develop foundational skills and provide a personalized learning experience—in-person or live online.
📆Join us on Wednesday, April 18, for our Lindamood-Bell Academy Virtual Open House. Get details and register now—follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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This summer, Lindamood-Bell can make the difference of a lifetime for your student. 
Our evidence-based instruction improves reading, comprehension, and math in a matter of weeks.
⏳Enroll now for Early Bird Savings on Summer Instruction. Learn more and get started at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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🌞Now hiring for summer! We’re looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as tutors (clinicians) in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. 
📚Join us as we teach students of all ages to read and comprehend to their potential. We provide paid training in our evidence-based approach!
🌟View our current open positions and apply today! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Looking for a school where your child can thrive? Your child can reach their amazing potential with Lindamood-Bell Academy!
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Your student can thrive with Lindamood-Bell Academy!
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💡Join us on Wednesday, April 18, for our Lindamood-Bell Academy Virtual Open House. Get details and register now at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Our sensory-cognitive instruction helps individuals of all ages and abilities improve in reading, comprehension, and math. Now enrolling for summer! Follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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