The Lindamood-Bell® Learning Processes promote the development of sensory-cognitive abilities that support math, reading, spelling, comprehension, and writing. The ability to learn and function well in an academic setting is dependent on an integration of basic skills in language, motor skills, listening, attention and executive functioning.
The LiPS® program is designed to help students develop phonemic awareness, which is the ability to identify individual sounds and their order within words for reading, spelling and speech.
When a student struggles with weak phonemic skills they may add, substitute, reverse, and omit sounds and letters in words.
This program uses a multi-sensory approach to teach the sounds of the English language through the look and feel of the phonemes. Students develop an ability to use feedback that allows them to self correct mistakes in speech, reading and spelling. LiPS® begins with oral motor control for producing sounds and extends to multisyllabic and contextual levels of reading and spelling activities. This program is effective with students who are unable to read and spell words sufficiently, and for those who have been labeled dyslexic.
Which students may benefit?
Students who may benefit from this program include those who struggle with the following:
- ✔ Phonemic awareness
- ✔ Spelling problems such as “gril” for “girl”
- ✔ Adding, omitting, substituting, and reversing sounds and letters
- ✔ Making decoding errors such as reading “steam” for “stream”
- ✔ Pronunciation errors like saying “curve” for curb, or “pacific” for specific
- ✔ Apraxia
- ✔ Dyslexic symptoms