Mastering Writing & Comprehension

Increasing Verbal & Written Intelligence

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Choose the Right Intervention for Your Child/Teen

Intervention: Note-Taking: Key-Word Outlining - A Consistent Method

Key Word Outlining is a consistent tool for accurate note-taking. It is a clear process that trains a student how to read for key words, sequence them, and organize them back into a summary paragraph. It focuses on nonfiction and fiction text. Ideal for the student who does not know how to organize written thoughts that create solid sentences. In addition, key word outlining emphasizes strong verb usage, word count in sentences, -ly words, reduction of linking verbs, and sentence variety. (12 sessions)

Intervention: Visualizing/Verbalizing

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. It targets students with difficulties in reading comprehension, listening comprehension, critical thinking and problem solving, following directions, memory, oral language expression, written language expression, grasping humor, interpreting social situations, understanding cause and effect. This program works best as an intensive for 2 -3 hours for four days a week. (24-36 sessions)


The broad definition of expressive language is how a person communicates wants and needs effectively. Receptive language is what people do to understand language either read or spoken. But what if one of these areas or both are interfering with learning inside the classroom. The Thinking Center has been working with students since 1991 to improve oral and written communication. Most parents describe that their child/teen do not automatically understand the details to make a whole picture or only see the details and cannot easily put together the big picture. This the gestalt of language development. Most speech/language evaluations are able to pinpoint these areas of concern. As an intervention center, we are able to match up the programming that retrains a student how to put language together so that it becomes more socially and academically relevant. Working with students on language is not a simple process, however, and takes consistent training. We combine Visualization and Verbalization with Language Wise, and technology. The combination offers student engagement, feedback, and clear references, guidelines, and structure for language improvement for students.

Call for your consultation and appointments for improved language communication as it relates to academic environments. 9419246373

“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.” - Lindamoodbell

Three kinds of language disorders:

  • Receptive language issues involve difficulty understanding what others are saying.
  • Expressive language issues involve difficulty expressing thoughts and ideas.
  • Mixed receptive-expressive language issues involve difficulty understanding and using spoken language.

To register, please call 941.924.6373.