For Dyslexia Awareness Month, we are again sharing our belief that all individuals can be taught to learn to their potential—including those with a previous diagnosis of dyslexia.
View our video to learn more about how we help students with dyslexia learn to their potential.
Is Dyslexia Permanent?
Researchers from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington, have published peer-reviewed research on dyslexia that explores how intensive intervention drives the growth of reading skills in struggling readers.
Dr. Jason Yeatman, one of the study’s researchers, says that although dyslexia is often considered 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 here.
Improved symbol imagery changes how students read and spell, regardless of their ages or their struggles with literacy—including students with dyslexia. Numerous peer-reviewed articles based on studies examining the effectiveness of Lindamood-Bell instruction with dyslexic students have been published in scholarly journals – Summary of Behavioral & Neurological Research—Dyslexia
View our webinar titled Remediating the Dyslexic Brain: Neuroscience, Research, and Solutions for Recovery. Lindamood-Bell’s Director of Research and Development, Paul Worthington, discusses common dyslexia misconceptions, proven interventions, and the latest research.
Our Experience and Results
For more than three decades, Lindamood-Bell has worked with thousands of individuals. Our success with students is due to our unique approach and evidence-based, sensory-cognitive instruction.
The Seeing Stars® program addresses the learning needs of students with dyslexia. Seeing Stars develops symbol imagery, the ability to visualize letters in words. Symbol imagery is integral to independence in sounding out new words, recognizing common words, spelling, and fluent contextual reading.
Students with a Prior Dyslexia Diagnosis Who Received Decoding Instruction Only
Average Age: 10.2
Average Hours of Instruction: 121.6
Number of Students: 2,483
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.
Schools partner with Lindamood-Bell for our expertise in meeting the needs of students with dyslexia. The case study Solutions for Dyslexia | Spotlight on Fort Smith Public Schools outlines a district-wide professional development initiative.
Our Learning Center instruction is available live-online and in person.
For further information or questions, please contact us at 800.300.1818.