Category: Seeing Stars

 

Teaching in a Virtual Environment

Teaching in a Virtual Environment

Shared by Dorit Battaglia, First Grade Teacher, Central Union School District My students are excited to become better readers even though we are distance learning! I am able to utilize the skills I learned from the Lindamood-Bell in-person and  online workshops. The biggest bang for our buck was receiving Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing and […]

 
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Visualizing and Verbalizing® and Seeing Stars® Programs Re-Endorsed by Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)

The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially re-endorsed Gander Publishing’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® and Seeing Stars® programs.  CASE is an international professional education organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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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Learning Leap

Learning Leap

My daughter struggled with identifying letters and matching them to sounds. She repeated Kindergarten twice to help her catch up on both reading and writing. During a parent/teacher conference, her teacher showed me her rendition of the alphabet. My daughter had stopped at the letter B and just drew faces in the boxes where each […]

 
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Special Education: Revolving Door or Trap Door?

Special Education: Revolving Door or Trap Door?

HIGH FLYER SPOTLIGHT – SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO, BOCES Special Education: Revolving Door or Trap Door? By Kellyn Ross I once heard former Assistant Secretary of Education Dr. Robert Pasternack talk about how special education services had become a trap door for students. Rather than a revolving door, where they could come in, get remediated, […]

 
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Early Literacy Program Sees Success with Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) Programs

Through an Early Literacy Grant, Cañon City Schools in Colorado trained teachers in Seeing Stars and V/V to improve reading and comprehension skills. Results after only one semester show that students are progressing faster than expected. Lucky Us! to have Cañon City Schools as a partner in our mission to make a difference for ALL […]

 
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