Lindamood-Bell

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Lindamood-Bell
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Fri, 08-29-2003 - 8:56pm
Have any of y'all used the Lindamood-Bell programs? If so, have you had any success with it? We're doing FastForword to address processing of sound and processing speed right now, but our audiologist thinks we should follow with Lindamood-bell. I am sure I will, as she suggested FFW, and the results have been mind blowing. But I wanted to see if I could get some good old mommy feedback before we start!

Thanks!

Sio

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In reply to: sio64
Sun, 08-31-2003 - 10:49am
This program was recently recommended to me by a pediatric neurologist who feels my ds has nonverbal learning disorder. An acquaintance in town has a daughter entering 1st grade this summer (she was diagnosed with AS a couple years ago). She did the intensive LB program this summer and I believe she feels she's had awesome results with it.

Will you go to a center? The neuro recommended against trying to do it myself, but rather go to their center, etc. The nearest one is about 75 miles away, near Boston. It would be a MAJOR commitment of time and energy, not to mention $$$.

I'd love to hear more about results with this program too.

(returning to lurking status)

Lisa

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: sio64
Sun, 08-31-2003 - 10:54am
Haven't done it ourselves, but DH is always recomending it for kids in his district. He really has a high oppinion of it. He recomends it for a large variety of children, not only those with autism. Helps alot with language, processing and reading I believe. Uses a visualize-verbalize method I guess. He thought it would even be good for Cait. I may look into it after the results of her testing are in.

Our only personal experience is that Lindamood's dgd played Lucy in Cait's "Charlie Brown" play. She was awesome and totally stole the show.

Renee

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In reply to: sio64
Sun, 08-31-2003 - 3:54pm
Ladies,

I'm sure that dgd has quite an inheritance coming her way! My friend, who has a son who was dx'd as almost, but not quite enough to get the full As dx, is seriously considering going to the center in Charlotte. Just over 3 hours from our home, as she lives very close to me. To the tune of $18,000 for an intensive 12 week program. Of course, if it is only a 20% improvement, then it is $ well spent. Her ds is in 1st grade. He is very social, but has major comprehension problems. And, he is CAPD to boot.

Unfortunately, I just can't afford that. Strangely, a benefit for her is that she is divorced. So she and her current dh would split it with her dxh (they seem all to get along quite well). So she is "just" looking at $9000. I am thinking of using our audiologist, who has gone through the V/V training.

Our audiologist has been doing FastForWord with Liam for four weeks. The results are subtle, but amazing. Actually, we were doing the Listening Program, but stopped to do FFW, so his results started with that program. He hears and understands things and basic sounds he just didn't before. He really likes her, and she is quite competent, so I think she will do a great job with LMB.

I am not sure I agree that he needs V/V right now. He still is having a major hard time with decoding, so I would rather he do the Lips LMB program then V/V. I know if he has material read to him, he does fine with comprehension. I'm still waiting on the results of my Psych eval, so I plan to show her his areas of strength and weakness, then decide what to do next.

BTW, having her do V/V thee times a week would be $75 a week. Of course if we went to the center, and did a twelve week intensive program, it would be a lot more then 30 min three times a week! They'd even incorporate his current curriculum for the twelve weeks. The center sounds awesome. Just well out of my SAHM price range! It is a lot to think about!

Thank you both for the feedback!

Sio

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: sio64
Sun, 08-31-2003 - 11:16pm
DH tells me his district adopted the program and has the whole curriculum there. This is so the district wouldn't have to keep paying the big bucks out and could do teh program in house.

Check with your district, perhaps it is available there. Also, most districts here (So. Cal.) have listening programs like fast forward or theraputic listening available through the district. You may want to check into that and see if it is available and save your self the big bucks.

Renee

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Mon, 09-01-2003 - 7:10am
The moving van is scheduled for tommorow!

No, just kidding! I wish. FFW and LMB are not offered by our school district. Are you kidding? The schools here don't even have social skills classes! Count yourself very lucky.


And people complain about the cost of living in Ca!

Thanks for thinking of us!

Sio