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The Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing®
Program for Cognitive Development,
Comprehension, & Thinking

Nanci Bell

co-founder of Lindamood-bell

Clinical research and experience over the last thirty years indicate there is a separate comprehension weakness that is rarely identified. This weakness often undermines the reading process…It is weakness, based in the sensory system, in creating an imaged gestalt.

 

 

problem
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Michelle reads words accurately, but she doesn’t understand what she reads. Words seem to “go in one ear and out the other” and she struggles with following directions. Her parents express frustration about her weak short term and long term memory. Her teachers think she is not trying, and she has been labelled as having ADHD.

cause
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A primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they read or hear, but not the whole.

SYMPTOMS
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Individuals of all ages may experience the symptoms of a weakness in concept imagery.

This causes weakness in:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Following directions
  • Memory
  • Oral language expression
  • Written language expression
  • Grasping humor
  • Interpreting social situations
  • Understanding cause and effect
SOLUTION
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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.

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    As a school board member and a dad, I just want to say thank you.

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Who can we help?

We work with children and adults of all ages and levels.

Some students come to us with general learning challenges or a previous diagnosis such as dyslexia or autism spectrum disorder.

Some students come to us to enhance their skills or to just make learning easier.

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Learn about Women in History with a free lesson packet from 
Gander Publishing! Enjoy Visualizing and Verbalizing(V/V) stories and activities designed to develop imagery as a basis for comprehension and critical thinking. 
Use with V/V or any curriculum. Free download at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
"They took a child that didn't want to read at all and created, in a short period of time, a child who was coming to me and ASKING to read." 🎯
Watch the entire testimonial at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
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Does your child struggle with reading? We can help.
Lindamood-Bell has been teaching students of all ages for 35 years— 
And, our evidence-based instruction has been offered both in-person & live, online since 2015. Get info!
“They know how to teach my brain!” 🙌 
This family's entire testimonial is at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
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At Lindamood-Bell Academy, we develop the sensory-cognitive foundation for language & literacy skills, critical thinking, and math.
The learning needs of each student are addressed so they are ready to tackle curriculum. Live, online or safe, in-person where allowed. 
Students ages 5-18 can start now or enroll for 2021-22!
Lindamood-Bell Academy is a unique, K-12 private school. We develop the imagery-language foundation to help students succeed. 
The learning needs of each student are addressed so they are ready to tackle curriculum. Enroll now for 2021-22 and receive the first month FREE. 
Offer applies to our standard, full-time tuition packages. Details and info at the link in our profile, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Educators, Lindamood-Bell can help you recover learning loss in reading, comprehension, and math. 
Now scheduling for Spring and Summer:
Level 1 In-service Workshops for Teachers!
Learn unique sensory-cognitive programs by our founders. And help your students get back on track. Get info at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Celebrate black Americans with a free Visualizing and Verbalizing Lesson Packet from Gander Publishing! The stories and activities include imagery questions to develop comprehension and thinking skills. Use with V/V or any curriculum! Free download at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
"This school has changed my whole life." 🌟
This family's entire testimonial is at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
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At Lindamood-Bell Academy, we develop the imagery-language foundation to help students succeed in academics. The learning needs of each student are addressed so they are ready to tackle curriculum. And start LOVING school! Live, online with our engaged instructors, or safely in-person where available.
As schools wrap up an unprecedented academic year, planning is underway for learning loss recovery. 
A panel of teachers from around the US will join us to discuss how their schools are preparing to get students caught up—using Summer School sessions that feature intensive literacy intervention. 
Get details and sign up at the link in our profile, @lindamoodbellofficial
"It felt amazing. I could read!"🤸
A mom of two bright children with dyslexia describes their experience at Lindamood-Bell. Her son, now in fourth grade, tells us what reading was like for him before and after instruction, and all the ways he is using his new skills. Watch the entire testimonial at the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
There's more to this family's story. For the entire testimonial, follow the link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial 
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Imagine your student thriving at Lindamood-Bell Academy! Our private K-12 school combines evidence-based instruction with a personalized curriculum to help close the gap between potential and performance. Live, online or safe in-person, by location. Options for all students including ADHD, and dyslexia. Get info!
This family’s experience sheds light on common myths about learning to read. 
The entire testimonial is at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
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We've been helping students learn to read for 35 years! And, since 2015 our instruction has been offered both In Person & Live Online. 
Our innovative approach is engaging and effective at home or at our learning center. Get info for your child!
This bright student with dyslexia learned to love reading at Lindamood-Bell. 
Watch the family's entire testimonial at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
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Get info about learning center instruction.
Live, online (since 2015!) or safe, in-center by location.
This seventh grader was over two years behind in reading skills when we met him. It's no wonder he was struggling to keep up. At Lindamood-Bell Academy, the learning needs of each student are addressed so they are ready to tackle curriculum. And start LOVING school!
The family's entire testimonial is at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
Join us in celebration of Black History Month. Link in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial to this excellent  resource from @commonsenseorg honoring Black lives and stories.
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Start off Black History Month with this collection of movies, TV shows, and books that includes something for kids of all ages. Watch our story ⬆️⬆️ for our picks.
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