Seeing Stars


Does your child have…

  • Weak word attack
  • Poor sight-word recognition
  • Inaccurate spelling despite phonetic accuracy
  • Poor contextual reading fluency
  • Weak memory for dates, names, numerals, lists, etc

The Seeing Stars program (Lindamood-Bell) develops the ability to visualise sounds and letters witin words for both phonological and orthographic processing. Students progress through a series of steps to develop the imagery-language connection for competency in written language.

The process-based instruction of Seeing Stars teaches the students to create mental imagery for letters within words, and to connect that imagery to the sounds of the language. This visual processing of written word sounds and symbols is known as symbol imagery. This program focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency through symbol imagery. It aligns with current reading research in that each lesson is systematic and explicit with new information linked to previously taught skills.