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.
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).
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