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Lindamood Bell program for child with dyslexia

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Posted Mar 19, 2010 at 6:35:08 PM
Subject: Lindamood Bell program for child with dyslexia

Does anyone have any first hand experience with going to a Lindamood Bell program? It is being recommended for my son who is 8 and in 2nd grade. He has already tested there and would be going 5 days a week, 4hours a day for 6 weeks this summer. Its very costly. I have no problem making this commitment, but I would love to hear some first hand testimonials if they are out there.


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Posted:Mar 19, 2010 10:09:21 PM

You could post here and ask about 'lil stiches experience. It is very costly, but I have heard some excellent first hand experience as to its effectiveness for some.

You might also consider and Orton Gillingham approach like Wilson, Slingerland, Orton Gillingham, Barton, etc...

Here is a link to Barton: www.bartonreading.com

Here is a link to Orton Gillingham: http://www.ortonacademy.org/

Here is a link to Wilson: http://www.wilsonlanguage.com/

As important as the program is the tutor's qualifications and fidelity to the program.

Here are some questions that you might want to ask of a prospective tutor:

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Posted:Mar 30, 2010 12:46:06 AM

The one thing that you need to know about LMB is that the same concept/lesson is taught each of the 4 hours per day. This does provide immediate review and reinforcement of the concept taught; and therefore, better mastery of that concept. However, that means that he would learn only 5 new concepts each week or 30 concepts over the 6 week span.

We have 45 sounds (phonemes), and over 100 ways to spell them. For example, there are 8 ways to read/spell the long sound of e-- e [he], ee, ea, y [happy], e-e [these], ie [field], ei [ceiling], and ey [monkey]. Thus, in order to learn how to read all of the sound/letter relationships, it will take more than 6 weeks. There was a parent on the Schwab Learning message board (no longer in existence), whose child had 600 hours of LMB.

Of course, that depends on what your child already knows, and what he still needs to learn. Consequently, the question you should ask the center is what does your child already know, and what concepts do they intend to teach him during the six weeks he will be there. Have them show you the sequence on a Student Progress Chart, and the boxes of Syllable Cards your child would be working his way through so you can see what they are talking about.

There is no doubt that LMB is a very good and successful program. However, as dhfl123 said, if you can find a good Orton-Gillingham or Barton practitioner, you could get more instruction for your money.

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix.

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Posted:Apr 15, 2010 3:03:42 PM

My son attended LMB in the summer of 6th grade, he had a 3rd grade reading level at the start and improved to 6th grade by the end of that summer. He was independently tested through the school and private tutuor 6 months, 1 year and 2 years later and he maintained all his gains.
Yes it's expensive, but at least they address reading which is more than I can say for the public schools

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