The Learning Center has utilized the Lindamood-Bell ® approach in one of its fee-based programs since 1992. Classes offering instruction in this technique help students who have reading, writing, cognitive processing, and verbal expressive difficulties. Consistent application using Lindamood-Bell ® methods will improve skills required for accurate decoding, quick word recognition, and comprehension for the increased volume of information facing today’s college student. Test scores and improved academic performance have validated a record of success with our students. The components of this program include: LiPS ® (Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing ®), SI ® (Symbol Imagery ®), V/V ® (Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension ®), and Application (applying these skills to actual course work). Students will focus on one or more of the following instructional components as needed.
LiPS ® is a process-oriented approach to word reading using articulatory feedback to enable individuals to verify and conceptualize the identity, number, and order of phoneme segments within single and multi-syllable words. This auditory conceptual judgment can then be applied for independence and self-correction in reading and spelling.
SI ® focuses on creating fluid sight-readers by developing their skill in orthographic processing. The ability to create images of individual letters and the patterns of spelling in memory is critical for sight-reading and fluency. Students develop skills in coding letters, syllables, and words through air-writing and manipulation.
V/V ® focuses on developing reading and language comprehension by stimulating the ability to create an imaged gestalt or “whole” from concepts in oral and written language and then using the imaged “whole” as the base from which to process high-level comprehension and critical thinking skills. Some of these skills involve main idea, inference, conclusion, prediction, and evaluation.
Application is the phase of this program where students learn to apply the above techniques to their actual college reading, writing, and note-taking.
Fee structure for the classes utilizing Lindamood-Bell ® Techniques*
Level 4 is the initial enrollment phase of this program. The student may level down during subsequent semesters as progress is made and/or as the family indicates.
- Level 4 – $3,800 per semester includes 4 hours of full clinical instruction each week plus 1 to 2 hours of guided independent application.
- Level 3 – $2,850 per semester includes 3 hours of full clinical instruction each week plus 1 to 2 hours of guided independent application.
- Level 2 – $1,900 per semester includes 2 hours of weekly application clinical instruction each week plus 1 to 2 hours of guided independent application.
- Level 1 – $950 per semester includes 1 hour weekly of application clinical instruction each week plus 1 to 2 hours of guided independent application.
*The listed fee structure applies to the 2020-2021 academic year.
Lindamood-Bell ®, LiPS ®, V/V ®, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing ®, and Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking ® are trademarks of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (http://www.lindamoodbell.com). Lindamood-Bell in no way guarantees the quality of the materials or services that may be supplied by West Virginia Wesleyan College. Wesleyan College is not affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood.