Previous Diagnosis Hyperlexia


A less common diagnosis, hyperlexia, generally denotes above-average decoding skills and below-average reading comprehension. The summary below shows results from students with hyperlexic characteristics. The students exhibited average and above-average decoding skills (word attack and word recognition at or above the 50th percentile) and poor listening comprehension (vocabulary, oral directions, and comprehension at or below the 25th percentile). These students received mostly Visualizing and Verbalizing® instruction for language comprehension.

Before starting instruction, on average, these students tested below the 12th percentile in every comprehension-oriented category of the Lindamood-Bell learning ability evaluation (i.e., vocabulary, word opposites, oral directions, and comprehension).

After completing instruction, these students achieved the following average gains:
  • Vocabulary: from the 10th to the 18th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 5.4 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”
  • Word Opposites: from the 12th to the 19th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 5.5 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”
  • Oral Directions: from the 2nd to the 5th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 7.2 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”

  • Comprehension: from the 5th to the 16th Percentile. In terms of Standard Scores, this equates to a growth of 9.2 points. Note that, with Standard Scores, any change over 4.5 points is considered “large.”

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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.

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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!