Sensory-Cognitive Instruction and Response to Intervention — A Paradigm Shift

Congratulations! You have just completed a Seeing Stars®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, or On Cloud Nine® Math Workshop, or have recently begun using any one of our research-validated programs. Now you're ready to start helping students who have struggled for too long. [...]

 

Programs Approved for Colorado READ Act

The Colorado Reading To Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) focuses on K-3 literacy, assessment, and individual plans for students reading below grade level. The Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Seeing Stars®, LiPS®, and Talkies® programs were recently included on the Colorado Department of Education’s Advisory List as instructional programs that meet the reading needs of students […]

 

Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Votes to Re-Endorse Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® Programs

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 individual in society. […]

 

Malayaka House and LiPS® Program Helping Children Read in Uganda

Thirty years ago, Nanci Bell and Pat Lindamood acted on their vision to help each individual learn to his or her potential. Flash forward to today, and those efforts are reaching children on a global level. This month, children in Uganda were introduced to the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program (LiPS®) for Reading, Spelling, and Speech, courtesy of special education teacher Susan Koepplinger. [...]

 

UAB Study on Children with Autism: Improved Reading and Brain Activity Utilizing Visualizing and Verbalizing® Instruction

Autistic children improved reading and brain activity after 10-week reading intervention By Jeff Hansen Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found. At the same time, the […]

 

Seven Essential Strategies to Strengthen Language and Literacy Skills for English Learners

During my time at Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in Southern California, we helped our high percentage of English Learners (ELs) meet the dual goals of English acquisition and standards-based proficiency. We worked with students like Maribel to provide them with a critical component of language and literacy acquisition: sensory-cognitive instruction. [...]

 

New Technology Gives One Tennessee District Support it Needs to Help Struggling Reade

With the help of four robots, instructors at Tullahoma City Schools and Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes have teamed up to provide another innovative way to educate students. Funded by a discretionary grant totaling $99,750, students who struggle with reading and language arts will receive supplemental education through March of 2016. [...]

 

What does it mean to ‘Dream Big for Learning?’

We asked Nanci Bell: “What does it mean to ‘Dream Big for Learning?’” In 1986, Pat Lindamood and I established the first Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. Our vision was to help each child reach his or her potential, no matter the age, no matter the previous diagnosis, nor the extent of the struggle with learning to […]

 

The Imagery-Language Connection: Imagery and Verbal Processing for Literacy, Cognition, and Memory

“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” — Albert Einstein. Einstein’s famous axiom underlies comprehension and critical thinking. In classrooms today, great teachers explicitly develop a student’s ability to visualize the content they are covering. Consider this short passage: “An ice age is a period when for a long time the temperature [...]

 

Upcoming Conferences Featuring Lindamood-Bell Presentations

Lindamood-Bell is making an international impact by presenting at several conferences outside of the United States in 2014-15. Here are some of the conferences, including those in North America, coming up: International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Annual Reading, Literacy, and Learning Conference, held in San Diego, California, November 13th, 2014. The presentation, by Angelica Benson, Director […]

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