How to Apply Concept Imagery to Increase Vocabulary

“It is impossible even to think without a mental picture.” – Aristotle In the field of reading, educators work with struggling students to develop phonemic awareness, sight words, and fluency.  Many students have success in increasing their decoding skills, yet they may still struggle with background knowledge, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  They often continue to […]

 

Upcoming Conference Presentations

Results of our research-validated programs will be shared as part of Lindamood-Bell presentations at these upcoming conferences. 47th Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities Date: February 3-4, 2020 Location: New York, NY Title of Presentation: “A Picture of Success: Teaching All Children to Read and Comprehend”   57th Annual International Conference. This year’s […]

 

Intensive Summer Literacy Program Creates Reading Rock Stars

Intensive Summer Literacy Program Creates Reading Rock Stars

“Eager and enlightened” was how one Jamaican student felt after receiving instruction from teachers trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V)® and Seeing Stars® programs. Over the past three years, more than 150 teachers from across the island of Jamaica have received Lindamood-Bell professional development and coaching in V/V and Seeing Stars to increase literacy […]

 

How One District is Comprehensively Increasing Reading Achievement for Students with Dyslexia

How One District is Comprehensively Increasing Reading Achievement for Students with Dyslexia

Fort Smith Public School District, in Arkansas, turned a state dyslexia mandate into an opportunity to fundamentally restructure how reading instruction was provided across their entire district. In 2017, school leaders began a partnership with Lindamood-Bell to address the needs of struggling readers and students with dyslexia and to provide a solid foundation for all […]

 

The Imagery-Language Connection Takes Center Stage at Conferences Worldwide

The Imagery-Language Connection Takes Center Stage at Conferences Worldwide

Conference attendees around the world are learning about the important role that the Imagery-Language Connection plays in creating successful readers. We are honored to have Lindamood-Bell representatives sharing ground-breaking research and results gained through our programs at conferences this spring/early summer. Here’s a recap of recent and upcoming presentations: Recent Conferences LD Institute Montreal 44th […]

 

2018 Highlights

2018 Highlights

School Partners Teachers from 62 districts were trained in our programs, including 300 teachers from the Fort Smith Public School District in Arkansas. The school partnership with Fort Smith resulted in significant improvements in reading for students with reading difficulties, including dyslexia. LEARN MORE   Global Expansion With the introduction of new online workshops provided […]

 

Support for Wounded Veterans through
Operation Surf

Support for Wounded Veterans through<br>Operation Surf

Last month, Gander Publishing had the honor of sponsoring Operation Surf’s “Amazing Surf Adventures.” The weeklong event, held every October at beaches across the Central Coast, serves as a tribute to military men and women who have sacrificed to protect our country’s freedom. Throughout the week, wounded active-duty and veteran service members from various branches […]

 

Fort Smith Students Make Gains with Seeing Stars® Instruction

Fort Smith Students Make Gains with Seeing Stars® Instruction

Fort Smith School District in Arkansas is seeing promising results from its partnership with Lindamood-Bell during the 2017-18 school year. The partnership was initiated to address the needs of struggling readers including those with dyslexia. In an intensive intervention focused on the needs of students previously diagnosed with dyslexia, students receiving Seeing Stars® instruction made […]

 

A Student Sees the Stars

A Student Sees the Stars

This story was shared by Sonya Bledsoe, a Special Education teacher in Tennessee who was trained in the Seeing Stars program. I started working with Sydney when she was a first grader. She was a quiet, solemn child. Nothing came easy for her. The alphabet and sight words seemed to be a foreign language. I […]

 

New Dyslexia Research on Seeing Stars Intervention Published in Nature Communications

New Dyslexia Research on Seeing Stars Intervention Published in Nature Communications

Exciting new dyslexia research, titled “Rapid and Widespread White Matter Plasticity During an Intensive Reading Intervention,” was published this month in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The study, from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at University of Washington (UW), examined growth in reading skills and white matter in school-aged, struggling readers. Diffusion MRI […]

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