In the classroom, it is assumed that each student comes with the ability to comprehend both written and oral language, the ability to visualize and to think critically in order to be successful. Unfortunately, for some students who have not naturally developed the underlying skills necessary for academic success, learning can be difficult.
The Lindamood-Bell® Visualizing and Verbalizing® program is designed to help the student who reads fluently, but cannot remember what they have read. These students may also have trouble remembering what they have heard or recalling information from a story they listened to. They may have a hard time following directions, expressing ideas in an organized manner, or engaging in conversations. The V/V® program helps the student develop mental imagery from which they can comprehend language and use critical thinking skills. Mental imagery is brought to the consciousness and connected with oral and written language. The ability to create accurate mental images for language is important for understanding concepts.
Which students may benefit?
Students who may benefit from this program include those who are weak in:
- ✔ Reading comprehension
- ✔ Remembering what they heard
- ✔ Following oral directions
- ✔ Comprehending oral language
- ✔ Following a conversation
- ✔ Critical thinking skills, especially abstract
- ✔ Explaining ideas orally in a clear and ordered manner
- ✔ Organizing ideas on paper or expressing an idea orally
- ✔ Reasoning ability
- ✔ Understanding cause and effect
- ✔ Attention or focus challenged
- ✔ Student may be labeled autistic or Asperger’s