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New Gander/Lindamood-Bell® 2014-15 Catalog Available Now!

At Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes® and Gander Publishing, we are in the business of transforming student achievement. Join us to change learning for life! Check out the resources in our 2014-15 catalog. You'll find all our research-validated programs, including kits, teacher's manuals, and supplemental materials. Two of our research-validated programs, Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing®, have been endorsed by the Council of Administrators for Special Education (CASE). Also learn about Lindamood-Bell Professional Development Workshops for each program. We have a great assortment of assessments, too! Download or look through the catalog online.

For more information, click on the link:

  • Download the Gander 2014-15 Catalog.
  • Learn more about the Visualizing and Verbalizing program.
  • Learn more about the Seeing Stars program.
  • Check out the Lindamood-Bell Workshop schedule.

Free Guide: "Sensory-Cognitive Instruction and the Common Core"

The Common Core significantly raises the bar for all students regarding the demands of literacy and critical thinking. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge for increasing academic achievement, especially for struggling and at-risk students. Lindamood-Bell®'s research-validated programs have helped students increase literacy skills to meet rigorous academic standards.

Now you can download our white paper, "Sensory-Cognitive Instruction and the Common Core," to learn how our programs support the Common Core.

For more information, click on the link:

  • Download your FREE copy of the white paper.
  • Learn more about the Visualizing and Verbalizing® program.
  • Learn more about the Seeing Stars® program.
Sensory-Cognitive Instruction and the Common Core

Nanci Bell To Present At IDA Conference in November

Join Nanci Bell, co-founder and director of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes®, at the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Conference, taking place November 12th-15th, 2014, in San Diego. Nanci's presentation, "Neurological and Behavioral Research Validates Imagery-Language Connection to Dyslexia, Weak Reading Comprehension, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)," is on November 13th. This conference is put on by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Our research-validated programs continue to make the difference for struggling students and low-performing schools. Lindamood-Bell has been invited to several prestigious educational conferences this year, and you are invited to attend! We will present information on sensory-cognitive instruction, current research into cognitive processes, and learning difficulties.

For more information, click on the following:

  • Click here to learn about the IDA Annual Reading, Literacy, and Learning
    Conference.
  • Check for news about upcoming conferences here.
  • Click here to learn about IICE in Dublin, Ireland, October 27th-29th, 2014.
  • Click here to learn about the APERA-HKERA International Conference,
    November 19th-21st, 2014, in Hong Kong.
    This conference is put on by the
    Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) and the Hong Kong
    Educational Research Association (HKERA).
  • Click here to learn about the WERA Focal Meeting, November 19th-21st, 2014,
    at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
    This conference is put on by the
    World Education Research Association (WERA) in conjunction with the
    Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA).

Programs Help Transform Low-Performing School!

In 2010, Center, Colorado's Haskin Elementary School was identified as being in the state's lowest 5% of schools, based on student achievement. The district received federal school improvement funds and partnered with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes® to adopt our innovative reading and math programs. All teachers received professional development in the Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs. Other specialists were also trained in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®) Program and the On Cloud Nine® Math program.

Since the adoption of the programs, student achievement has been transformed. With over 90% of its students in poverty and over 50% of them being English learners, Haskin outperformed all other School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools in the state. Over the three-year grant period (2010–13), the percentage of Haskin students who were proficient or advanced in reading increased, on average, by 29 points. In comparison, all other Colorado SIG schools combined for only a 7.5-point average increase. In math, 3rd- and 4th-grade achievement has soared. For example, in 2010 only 26% of Haskin's 4th graders were proficient or advanced in math, and, in 2013, that number increased to 75%.

George Welsh, Superintendent of Center School District, observed the impact of the Lindamood-Bell® programs on his struggling students and stated, "For anyone who has ever felt their below benchmark readers have been permanently wedged in place, the Lindamood-Bell® intervention process serves as a crowbar to unstick them, allowing them to eventually take flight and catch up to the other kids at their grade level. The results of this three-year transformation effort have been nothing short of phenomenal."

For more information, click on the following:

  • Check out Superintendent George Welsh's blog for more phenomenal results
  • Watch a video of Haskin's turnaround success
  • Find a Lindamood-Bell Workshop near you

New Autism Study Shows Promising Results With Visualizing and Verbalizing® Instruction.

New research on children with autism shows promising results in improving brain connectivity. Dr. Rajesh Kana from the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented findings from a recent study: The Impact of Language Remediation on Brain Connectivity in Children with Autism. The remediation included intensive intervention for children in the Visualizing and Verbalizing® program. Findings were presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in Chicago, having taken place November 14th-16th.

For more information, click on the following:

  • Learn more about the ASHA Convention
  • Learn how Visualizing and Verbalizing stimulates brain processes that
    underlie language development and comprehension
  • Watch an inspiring story about one student's struggle with autism
ASHA Convention 2013

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