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I was diagnosed Dyslexic at 6.

I was diagnosed Dyslexic at 6. It took so long to come out because like many I was good at hiding it, either charming or angry depending on what would hide my secret that moment. I couldn’t read a two letter word, I could count to three one minute and couldn’t count past one 15…

Undeniable Learning Success | Real Stories

Meet a student who has a “fairly complicated learning profile;” her needs were not being addressed in her special education classroom. Though her parents pursued many interventions over the years, none of them made the difference they were looking for. In this short video, parents, Darcy and Mark, reflect on “the undeniable success” she finally…

Student success story: Learning to read at 10 years old

Lenore’s 10-year-old son went from hardly recognizing sight words to hiding in closets to sneak in more reading time.

Jack’s new favorite subject is science! | Lindamood-Bell Academy

Even the most upbeat kid can feel down when faced with failure at school, day after day. Jack was a bright boy with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that was not making a difference. He couldn’t read, and was getting further and further behind his peers; his favorite subject was recess, where he could take…

Imagine a Love of Reading: Summer Learning at Lindamood-Bell

While you’d like your son or daughter to love reading as much as you do, the reality may be just the opposite. In fact, they might even say they dislike reading and when they finally sit down with a book, there are cries of, “Am I done yet?” or “How many more pages?” every few…

An Artist Learns How to Comprehend

A uniquely talented artist, Luke has endured medical challenges that have affected him throughout school and in personal communication. At 25, he learned how to visualize the language he hears and reads. Watch Luke and his family as they tell their story.  

“The joy he now has with reading is the best result.” A mother of a second grader describes instruction.

Jacob’s last school year was incredibly difficult. We could not keep up with homework, and he could not keep up in class. He attends a really great private school, but even with extra support he didn’t seem to be learning. There were tears over homework and very low test scores. I have a master’s degree…

A parent describes the impact of Visualizing and Verbalizing on her middle schooler

The author of Lost At School suggests parents and teachers have two beliefs towards kids struggling with academics. One is that kids do well if they “wanna,” and the other is kids do well if they can. For the past 7 academic years, my son has bounced around to 5 different schools while I rode the emotional roller coaster…

Matthew will help you believe in the potential of every student.

Matthew was a middle school student with the reading comprehension of a third grader. A neuropsychologist’s recommendation of Visualizing and Verbalizing instruction at Lindamood-Bell would be a turning point for him. She believed in his potential. And so do we.    

Now She Asks, “Can I get another book?”: A Father’s Perspective on Learning

In this touching video, a father describes his daughter’s struggles with school, and her transformation into a reader at her school’s Lindamood-Bell Learning Center on Campus.

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