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Learning Center Instruction

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Lindamood-Bell® instruction is based on each individual's learning needs. Through Socratic questioning, our learning center clinicians teach students to integrate sensory information with language, which helps them become self-correcting and independent in all learning skills.

At our learning centers, we provide differentiated, one-to-one instruction in each of our reading, comprehension, and math programs. We know that every one of our students is an individual person with an individual style of learning. From the very beginning, Lindamood-Bell instruction focuses on finding the most effective ways to make each student comfortable, confident, and excited to learn. Unlike most math and reading tutoring programs, Lindamood-Bell instruction revolves around teaching the student rather than teaching the subject matter.

Learning Center instruction begins with a learning ability evaluation. Students undergo a standardized battery of assessments to determine their strengths and weaknesses in reading, comprehension, and math. From the results of these evaluations, we are able to to develop learning plans that are specific to each student.

Throughout the duration of instruction, each student’s consultant consistently evaluates and improves the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the instructional program(s). This is accomplished through regular meetings with the student, the student’s clinicians, and the student’s parents/guardians.

This type of process-based instruction is proven to be an effective strategy for early language and literacy development, and is also successful for students exhibiting symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and other learning difficulties.

It is common to see years of learning gain after just four to six weeks of intensive instruction.

Types of Instruction

Sensory-Cognitive Instruction

Based on a Theory of Cognition, Lindamood-Bell instruction differs from traditional reading and comprehension tutoring by focusing on the process, rather than the subject. Proficiency in learning requires the ability to process language, which is dependent on the sensory-cognitive functions of phonemic awareness, symbol imagery, and concept imagery. By developing and strengthening those underlying sensory-cognitive functions, Lindamood-Bell instruction improves reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math skills for students of all ages (Pre-K through adult).

Sensory-cognitive Instruction

  • Available all year
  • Student attends one to four instructional sessions per day (1-4 hours)
  • One student to one instructor

School Year Savings

  • Available only during the school year (September-May)
  • Daily instruction
  • 10-25% discount off basic sensory-cognitive instructional sessions

The Lindamood-Bell® School House

  • Available September through May

School House Only

  • Appropriate for students who do not need one-to-one sensory-cognitive instruction
  • Independent Learner
  • 4 hours daily, curriculum instruction (K12® virtual school or your homeschool selection)
  • Prerequisite: Lindamood-Bell Learning Ability Evaluation
  • Tuition: $2900 /month

School House Plus - Full Support

  • Appropriate for students needing one-to-one instruction and curriculum support
  • 4, 5, or 6 hours/day
  • Curriculum/credit through K12® virtual school or your homeschool selection
  • 24 week minimum commitment
  • 30% discount off basic instructional sessions

School House Plus - Partial Support

  • Appropriate for students needing minimal one-to-one instruction and curriculum support
  • Working toward independent learning
  • 1 hour/day of Lindamood-Bell Sensory-cognitive instruction
  • Additional hours of Sensory-cognitive instruction can be added
  • 3 hours of curriculum with Lindamood-Bell support
  • Curriculum/credit through K12® virtual school or your homeschool selection
  • 24 week minimum commitment
  • 40% discount off basic instructional sessions

Enrichment

  • Offers students a head start as they enter a new grade or experience a new challenge.
  • Enrichment is not appropriate for students in need of remediation.

Academic Preparation

  • Topics include writing, note taking, test taking strategies, and organizational skills.
  • Individualized instruction for two sessions per day, two to three days per week.

Kindergarten Boost

  • Provides preparation for Kindergarten.
  • Students receive one-to-one instruction for one session per day, two days per week.
  • Available to students who are four to six years old.

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!