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Previous Diagnosis ADHD

It is estimated that between 5% and 8% of the general population of children qualify as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and/or impulsiveness are the main characteristics. Lindamood-Bell Learning Center students who reported having previous, third- party diagnoses of ADHD, on average, received instruction that was fairly evenly split between the Seeing Stars® program for decoding, and the Visualizing and Verbalizing® program for comprehension – or a combination of the two.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers provide research-validated, one-to-one instruction to improve reading, comprehension, and math for students of all ages. In 2013, 200 students with previous third-party diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) received an average of 107 hours of Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for improved reading. Instruction was delivered by specially trained Lindamood-Bell staff. Student gains were measured with a battery of reading assessments.

After completing instruction, these students achieved the following average gains:

  • Symbol Imagery: from the 16th to the 50th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 14.7 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”
  • Phonemic Awareness: from the 23rd to the 50th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 10.8 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”
  • Word Attack: from the 32nd to the 58th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 10.3 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”
  • Comprehension: from the 27th to the 47th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 7.8 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”

Click here to see the full research study results summary.

Getting Started

If you know of someone who has difficulty learning, we strongly encourage you to take the following steps:

  1. Contact your local Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center at 800-300-1818.
  2. Schedule a Learning Ability Evaluation or a free screening.
  3. Enroll for instruction.

"We are so fortunate to have found Lindamood-Bell and your solution. The results have been life changing for our daughter. Thanks for the miracle!"
~ Melissa, a mother

"As we make our journey through life we are lucky enough to meet a handful of people who can truly make a difference in our lives. My son at age 12 has already met this handful. Thank you."
~ William, a father

"The workshop presenter was very knowledgeable about the field of Education and Special Education. I am very excited to implement this into my resource room. I can't wait to make a difference for someone."
~ Ellen, a Special Ed Teacher

Awards

We are excited to announce that our CEO, Nanci Bell, received the Distinguished Leader in Special Education Award at the Third New York Citywide Special Education Conference on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hunter College in New York City.
Congratulations, Nanci!