Programs for Reading in Ojai
In our reading classes, Lighthouse Learning Solutions utilizes the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes™ Seeing Stars™ program to help children with this struggle. Through this class, students build up their orthographic memory and grow in confidence! Here at our Ojai learning center, we teach both individual and group sessions.
Here at Lighthouse Learning Solutions, parents and educators often come to us with this question – “Why do some children easily learn to read and others struggle for years?” What many people are not aware of is the fact that reading does not just involve sounding out words and processing sets of phonetic patterns, but it also involves the memory. Memory can be a struggle for many students and is often the root of the problem for readers who have good phonemic awareness but often read and spell slowly and inaccurately. For those students, there is a weakness in the area of visual memory. They may accurately sound out words, but, when they see those words later in context, they are unable to recognize them and thus sound them out again. These students may also spell phonetically but inaccurately for example, writing “t-u-f” for “tough” or “n-i-t-e” for “night.” They may successfully memorize words for a spelling test, but then spell the same words incorrectly in context just a few days later. For these students, it is necessary to develop the visual memory for letters and words (orthographic memory), which will aid them in retaining and applying mental images of words for quick and accurate word recognition and spelling.
Check out the YouTube video above for an example of a Seeing Stars™ Program group session!
Lighthouse Learning Solutions is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell – an international organization creating and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality intervention to advance language and literacy skills – in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by Lighthouse Learning Solutions.