Auditory Processing Disorders

Lindamood-Bell Programs

For students with Processing Difficulties

The owner and founder of the Lear Educational Center, Patricia Lear, feels strongly about offering programs for students with Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders. She has written and spoken to parents, teachers and other professionals about the need to teach orthographics, the patterning of the sounds, for reading decoding and encoding (spelling). Lindamood-Bell Programs are great for enhancing any reading program and are good as stand alone programs for many students.

We offer the following Lindamood-Bell Programs:

  • (Lips®): Lindamood® Phoneme Sequencing, the better phonics program
  • (SI™): Seeing Stars® Symbol Imagery for decoding enhancement
  • (V/V®) Visualizing and Verbalizing® for Comprehension
  • (OCN®) On Cloud Nine Visualizing for Math

Processing problems begin with how the brain interprets or discriminates what the ears –are hearing and the eyes are seeing. The Lindamood-Bell Programs assist in remediating problems in younger children and teaching the older student to compensate for their short comings.

The Lindamood-Bell programs are excellent for the following reasons:

  • Help teach minds to compensate for their weaknesses in reading, spelling and comprehension
  • Are all based on sight imagery and our ability to visualize language
  • Are good for memory based difficulties
  • Teach students to attend to details in addition to the whole
  • They can be instructed to very young children and the older student

All programs at the Lear Educational Center are selected according to the needs of the students. Not all programs are a perfect fit for all students. There are times when integrating multiple programs in order to develop an individualized program is best for a student. Program decisions are made during the student’s intake session with Ms. Lear and are based on a team decision with the parent or guardians.

Our Expertise

Areas of expertise at Lear are as follows, but not limited to: Certified Wilson Reading and Language Systems, Orton Gillingham, Phonics Spelling, Grammar, Linda Mood-Bell Auditory Processing Programs, PSSA, PSAT, SAT, ACT Coaching Programs, PA Keystone Exams, Saxon Math, Standardized Academic Testing, Organizational Skills Coaching, Study skills, Pre-Reading Programs, Speech and Language, Pre-Kindergarten Skills, Writing and Vocabulary Programs, All Subjects Tutoring, Parenting Skills Training and Behavioral Programs, Functional Behavioral Analysis, Observational Visits.

Patricia J. Lear, M.Ed. has been documented as a Special Education Expert in the Pennsylvania Federal Court.  Set up a Consultation with her today.  610-252-0965

Our School Students

Participating school students from: Allentown, Bangor, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, East Penn, Emmaus, Hillside, Nazareth, Northampton, Northern and Southern Lehigh, Parkland, Pen Argyl, Saucon Valley, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Wilson, Whitehall-Coplay of Lehigh County, PA, Northwestern Lehigh in Berks County, Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA, Northampton Community College, Lehigh-Carbon County Community College, Clinton schools of New Jersey, Warren Technical College, NJ, Warren County Community College of New Jersey, Muhlenberg College of Bethlehem, PA, and other near by colleges and universities. We also welcome St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Holy Family, and Saint Ann Schools.

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Service Area

Proudly serving students, parents and teachers in these communities and beyond:

Lehigh Valley, PA • Allentown, PA • Bethlehem, PA • Easton, PA • Stroudsburg, PA • East Stroudsburg, PA Quakertown • Phillipsburg,NJ • Warren & Hunterdon County, NJ


Lear Educational Scholarship Fund supports students who otherwise would be unable to afford educational instructional services.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund are always welcome!