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Daycroft Montessori School to Host Reading Skills Program This Summer

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Will Hold Intensive Clinic at Daycroft’s Elementary School Campus on Zeeb Road from June 15 to August 21

Ann Arbor, MI (June 2, 2009) – Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (, an internationally recognized leader in literacy research, remediation, and professional development, will provide special reading instruction this summer at a seasonal intensive learning clinic hosted by Daycroft Montessori School of Ann Arbor.

The summer instruction will be available in both morning and afternoon sessions from June 15 through August 21 at Daycroft’s Elementary School campus at 1095 N. Zeeb Rd.

Lindamood-Bell’s instruction develops the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension, and has been shown to be effective for individuals with learning difficulties including those previously diagnosed with the symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.

“Our programs develop a person’s sensory connection to language,” says Joel Cheney, Lindamood-Bell’s center director for the seasonal intensive learning clinic. “We focus on process-based, intensive instruction, rather than content-based, subject-specific tutoring. The methods we use change the way students learn to read words and process information, which can make a significant difference in an individual’s learning in a relatively short time period.”

Diane Mukkala, Daycroft’s head of school, adds, “Lindamood-Bell programs have changed the lives of so many students. We are excited for the Ann Arbor community to have the opportunity to be a part of that success.”

Lindamood-Bell is now accepting students interested in summer instruction. Individuals can call Joel Cheney at (248) 723-5380 for more information, or contact him by email at

About Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Lindamood-Bell is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs for learning difficulties. Their Learning Centers specialize in one-to-one instruction based on the individual’s learning needs; through diagnostic evaluation, specific strengths and weaknesses can be identified and remediated.

Lindamood-Bell also collaborates with hundreds of schools to provide innovative instructional programs, professional development, and consulting. Lindamood-Bell has received national recognition from CNN, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, and the neuroscience journal Neuron. The organization has also been featured on the PBS special “The Secret Life of the Brain.” More information on Lindamood-Bell is available online at

About Daycroft Montessori School

Daycroft Montessori School is one of Washtenaw County’s leading independent schools. It began as a preschool program in 1968. Since then, Daycroft has grown to include a full-day kindergarten program, an elementary school program through 6th grade, before-school and after-school care, summer camp programs, and enrichment classes.

Daycroft Elementary School (grades K through 6) and Daycroft’s administrative offices are located at 1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Phone: (734) 662-3335.

Daycroft Preprimary School (preschool and kindergarten) is at 100 E. Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Phone: (734) 930-0333.


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