February 16, 2017
Is Lindamood-Bell Academy
Right for Your Child?
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Over the past 30 years more than 35,000 students have
been taught how to learn to their potential at Lindamood-Bell.
While some of our students have a previous diagnosis that
affects learning, others seek our help to enhance their skills
or to just make learning easier—and we make a difference for
each one of them.
Now, families looking for an individualized approach for
their child's whole school experience can choose the Lindamood-Bell
is a California-based private school that features individualized instruction at our learning centers and/or online. It is an excellent solution for students grades K-12 who thrive in a non-traditional teaching environment. Families choose Lindamood-Bell Academy for many different reasons. Our students include:
✔ Accelerated Learners
Instruction is based on the
learning needs of each student and the curriculum is flexible.
Academy students may work at their own pace and pursue higher
levels in any given subject. Students who excel in a certain
area can often become bored in a typical classroom setup.
Academy students can enjoy getting ahead in an area of interest,
rather than being held back by a standard classroom curriculum.
✔ Learners Who Need a Flexible
Lindamood-Bell Academy is located
where each child needs to learn. Available at all US learning
centers, students can attend in person or online, or they can
choose a hybrid model. This works well for our students who live
far from a center, have health challenges, or who will be
traveling or moving during the school year. Your child's
schooling will stay on track wherever the world takes them.
✔ Students with Challenging
Academy scheduling is flexible and
students move through curriculum at their own pace. Students who
have careers or other obligations that interfere with
traditional school schedules will attend a school that works
with their schedule. Breaks for travel, performances and more
are easily incorporated.
✔ Homeschool Families
For decades, homeschool families
have turned to Lindamood-Bell for help with language and
literacy skills. Our flexible schedule allows homeschool
families to benefit from their community resources, without
needing to gain expertise in new subjects.
✔ Students who Struggle with
Students who have weak reading
skills tend to fall further behind, year after year, in typical
school settings. Students who struggle with sounding out words,
and are slow readers, may have weak symbol imagery—the
ability to visualize letters in words. This difficulty is not
only frustrating for a student, but prevents them from accessing
school curriculum alongside peers. At Lindamood-Bell Academy, we
are able to provide individualized school curriculum and
our research-validated instruction that addresses the cause of
poor reading. The Academy can be an ideal setting for students
previously diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning
✔ Students who Struggle with
While most schools challenge
students to comprehend and think, they may not address the needs
of students who have an underlying comprehension weakness. High
expectations and the opportunity to practice are simply not
enough for many learners. They may be attending school, but
missing out on the big picture for this year's learning. A cause
of comprehension difficulties is weak concept imagery—the
ability to create an imagined gestalt (whole) from language. The
development of concept imagery improves reading and listening
comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and
writing. At Lindamood-Bell Academy, we can develop the
imagery-language connection as a foundation for learning and
progress through school curriculum that is at the right level
for each student. The Academy can be appropriate for a wide
range of students who need to improve their ability to
comprehend while they go to school.
✔ Transition Year
Lindamood-Bell Academy can be home
for students experiencing a transition year. Our year-round,
open enrollment is perfect for students who are changing schools
mid-year or are otherwise in-between schools due to health
issues, relocation, intensive programs and more. We look forward
to making each student's first day of school special!
✔ School Anxiety
Lindamood-Bell Academy is student-centered. Our individualized approach can
address the reading and comprehension needs that may be the cause of some students' worries. Further, our low teacher-student ratio allows us to provide a school that is highly customized to rates of learning. If a student needs to spend more time on a subject, that's OK! Student days are infused with celebrations of their
individual success and are non-competitive. Lindamood-Bell Academy's environment may be ideal for families seeking an environment that is not conducive to bullying or peer pressure.
Imagine Your Child at Lindamood-Bell Academy
In sum, our Academy combines Lindamood-Bell expertise with
curriculum. The learning needs of each child are addressed so
they are ready to learn. And then they do.
Is Lindamood-Bell Academy Right for Your Child? Call us to learn
more about Lindamood-Bell Academy and schedule an interview to
discuss your student's academic needs: 800-300-1818.