Lindamood-Bell Visualizing & Verbalizing; Building Concept Imagery
Learning with Lindamood-Bell Visualizing & Verbalizing.
Logan reads words accurately, but he doesn’t understand what he reads. Words seem to “go in one ear and out the other” and he struggles with following directions. His parents express frustration about his weak short-term and long-term memory. His teachers think he is not trying, and he has been labeled as having ADHD.
A primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they read or hear, but not the whole.
Individuals of all ages may experience the symptoms of a weakness in concept imagery. This causes weakness in:
- Reading comprehension
- Listening comprehension
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Following directions
- Oral language expression
- Written language expression
- Grasping humor
- Interpreting social situations
- Understanding cause and effect
The Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.
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