CELEBRATING 12 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE!
Rosemont Academy has an unparalleled Reading Acquisition Program for students who have dyslexia, reading comprehension challenges, and/or processing deficits.
Rosemont's Reading Specialist and Director of Intervention, Cristina de Lamar, served as a clinician, consultant, and Associate Director for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. After that, she was a Division Director at one of the most highly regarded schools for dyslexia and reading skills acquisition in the nation. Students who enter our Reading Acquisition Program are evaluated and their Personal Reading Intervention Plan is created. Based on that plan, Mrs. de Lamar and our staff work with our students individually, in small groups, and in the classrooms. Watching our students make advances across grade levels per school year is inspiring not only to them but to us!
Why Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes? In 1986, about 100 years after Orton and Gillingham were born, Pat and Phyllis Lindamood and Nanci Bell created Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, and in our opinion, it is the premiere reading intervention program that benefits our Falcons in multiple ways. Reading is a two-part process: phonic decoding and reading comprehension. For Rosemont, it wasn't just about finding a reading program and products to help our students with dyslexia, it was specifically about finding a reading program for dyslexia and other reading deficits that had a strong comprehension component to help all types of struggling readers. That's why we exclusively use Lindamood-Bell--the added benefit of reading comprehension. When compared, Lindamood-Bell develops, "the imagery-language connection underlying the reading, comprehension, and math processes. Whereas programs like Orton-Gillingham focus on instructional strategies and expectancies related to phonetic processing, Lindamood-Bell programs stimulate the cognitive skills for reading fluency and language comprehension."
And as an added bonus, Lindamood-Bell has an outstanding math program for students with dyscalculia!