Lindamood-Bell Training Course
Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a professional development workshop about reading and comprehension in Sydney, Australia.
The intensive four days were spent exploring the Lindamood–Bell approach with a variety of special needs teachers, parents and speech-language pathologists attending. The approach is especially useful for children with dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders and other specific learning challenges. This American based programme has centres around the world including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Australia and New Zealand.
The centres specialise in the assessment and the intensive daily tuition for Primary and Secondary aged children. This usually lasts a number of weeks for students with the approach focussing on phoneme awareness (sounds of letters/groups of letters), symbol imagery and concept imagery.
I found the imagery part of this course particularly interesting as this is especially important when we begin to use higher order thinking skills in Secondary school.
Attached is a link to their website if you wish to know more. Please also feel free to contact me if you would like any further information.
http://lindamoodbell.com/our-approach (Michael Ham / CCS Newsletter Vol.93 May 31st, 2017)