I have heard of it but can't say more than that! I have a friend whose HFA/AS son did Kumon and Earobics (and the higher version that I can't remember) with some success. But if you have a centre to go to, sounds like a better set up.
Baglady - I have heard of this and even been to an open evening. I went because I spoke to two mothers of kids with ASD who raved about it - said the people seemed to know their kids inside out and had massively helped their confidence. My DS is only just 4 and there is an assessment process which I was a bit wary of and felt that there was plenty of time if we wanted to change our minds. I'm not convinced that he needs it because he reads well and I don't actually think there is a problem with his comprehension,i.e. hyperlexia. But we might do it. It is FIENDISHLY expensive, another off-putting factor, but they do have terrific results. It takes 6-8 weeks, quite intensive. I'm not sure about this, but I think the assessment is free. They are also recommended in Stanley Greenspan's book The Child With Special Needs. The basic idea is that they use the stronger part of a child's learning style, i.e. visual or auditory to get them to use the rest of the language part of the brain so that it is a whole process. Sorry, this is woolly but they could explain it to you better, obviously.
Thanks so much iwearflairs. I also went to an open evening and have even done the assessment (NOT free - actually £400 to hear stuff we already knew - which I was less than thrilled about). The program sounds really interesting for my DS who very much has the hyperlexic profile, with below average reading comprehension. My issue has been that I have not yet been able to find and speak to a single parent who really does rave about it. I'm being very forward, but do you think there is a chance that the mothers you have spoken to might be willing to talk to me?
Up until now we have tried a lot of therapies on a "let's see" basis but given the incredible time and money commitment this entails, we need to be absolutely convinced this will make a difference...
Hi BagLady75, not sure you will see this however I really need to get some feedback from you re Lindamood Bell. I have a 7yr old hyperlexic girl and we are really considering sending her to LMB in London this summer. Was wondering if you would be happy to give us your insight. Our main concern is the great commitment both logistically and financially since we live in Malta and would have to leave everything behind for this!
good morning blueShark... The cost is quite high and the therapy is very intestive. They charge stg110 an hour with a 4hourly session 5days a week. From the research I have made there seems to be a high level of success rate. Please do let me know should you hear anything about it. Thks
Hi. My boy is 7 years old and has mild issues communicating clearly in English (both grammar and phonics are slightly muddled). We are not native speakers (although we speak in English at home) and we moved here 5 years ago when he was 2. He reads proficiently, writes very well, and has no ASD condition. His teacher suggested that Lindamood-Bell might be helpful in improving his fluency and confidence (the fact that other kids struggle to understand him does make him hold back and isolate). Reading the reviews here, it seems a very expensive program and tailored for kids with more severe conditions: anybody can help me assess whether this is for us? Many thanks
Hi Capodasello, We are about to pay for a 6 week session. I've chatted with a couple of mothers whose children have come on in leaps and bounds, one child highly dyslexic and dyspraxic is now top of the year class in reading, writing and comprehension.... plus he moved school after the course which seemed to be a positive thing + the other child, calls it a magic school and is confident and able to conquer all that was challenging before and is in advance of his class. Hope this helps.