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By: lindamoodbell  10/08/2009
Keywords: Reading Programs, workshops process

We partner with school to implement a comprehensive Learning Community in a School based on professional development and collaboration. Utilizing best practices for language and Literacy development, our model for schools can dramatically increase and sustain student achievement. The following features are included in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Community in a school.

Research based Instructional Practices
The instructional programs authored by the founders and directors of Lindamood-Bell have been implemented successful in clinical or school-based settings for more than 30 years. They are research-based programs that address the underlying language processing skills required for competency in reading, comprehension, and math. A unique feature of the programs is instruction based on a theory of cognition. Specific brain-based skills such as symbol imagery, concept imagery, and phonemic awareness must be developed in order for students to benefit from standard-based instruction, strategies, materials, and curricula. The sensory- cognitive
instruction practices explicitly develop the five recognized components of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Professional Development
Lindamood-Bell provides extensive, on-going professional development for each of the school partnership. The goal is to program implementation with quality and fidelity.

Professional development includes:
Introductory workshops in sensory cognitive programs, including the Seeing Stars. On Cloud Nine, Visualizing and Verbalizing , Lindamood-Bell Phoneme Sequencing, and Talkies programs.

In-services and consulting in Response to Intervention (RTL).

In-services and consulting in Progress Monitoring and Differentiated Instruction

Direct, on-site coaching and program management on a full-time or regular basis for all instruction staff

Advanced professional development and certification for instructional leaders to promote program quality, fidelity, and sustainability

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention (Rtf)

Professional development is provided in the concepts and application of an Rtl model, including diagnostics assessment, differentiated instruction, and progress monitoring, Lindamood-Bell provides regular reports to schools and district leadership to measure efficacy of program implementation.

Sensory cognitive instruction is integrated into a Tier 1 application to augment a school’s core language arts curriculum. In K-2, instruction is focused in both decoding and comprehension skills ranging from 30 to 60 minutes per day. Depending on the learning profile of the classroom. In the upper elementary grades, daily instruction is provided for 20 t0 30 minutes focusing on comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. Program steps are flexible and adaptive to the varied learning needs of a classroom.

Within the elementary classroom setting, a “push-in” model emphasized e Tier 2 application of the programs. At-risk students are grouped homogenously based on data and overall academic.

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Keywords: Reading Programs, workshops process