Our Professional Training Institute seeks to improve teaching effectiveness by providing unique training opportunities for education professionals. These research-based programs are designed to help teachers and specialists meet the needs of students who require alternative learning strategies.
We offer the following multisensory programs:
- Orton-Gillingham (including practicum)
- Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program
- Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing®
- Reinforcing Reading and Spelling Concepts through Games
- Reinforcing Mathematics Concepts through Games
- Study Skills
- Educational Evaluations
Teacher training usually takes place at our Needham center or in the Danvers area. Special arrangements can also be made for on-site in-service workshops for teachers at their schools.
The Commonwealth Learning Center is an independent, non-profit teaching facility and is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Pat Lindamood, Phyllis Lindamood, or Nanci Bell.
“This course was more than I ever expected. I will use these multisensory strategies and interventions to help so many students!”- Special Educator, Lawrence Public Schools
“This course was very informative and helpful. The presenter was knowledgeable and excited about her work.”- Special Educator, Fitchburg Public Schools
“I am so excited to implement what I learned into my daily curriculum! This course completely changed my reading instruction for the better.”- Special Educator, Lawrence Public Schools
“An amazing two year journey. I am a better teacher and person because of your guidance, expertise, encouragement, infinite patience and boundless wisdom. The Head of School commented that I must be feeling very accomplished now that I have completed my practicum. To be honest, I feel more informed than accomplished, along with a little bit sad. You have made an immeasurable impact on my teaching and I will be forever grateful.”- Elementary Teacher, Belmont Day School
“The instructor was fantastic – offering just the right balance of direct instruction and hands-on activities. She modeled the O-G principles expertly, presented the material in a logical and systematic manner, and kept things moving. Excellent in every way!”- Elementary Teacher, Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District
“Adding imagery will aid in increasing my students’ comprehension and language skills. I will incorporate visualizing strategies into my lessons with students through our school’s RtI model.”- Speech and Language Pathologist
“I can’t speak highly enough about Shadi, our V&V instructor. She was amazingly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the content. She presented the material with confidence stemming from her many years of experience. I loved the way she ran the class, allowing plenty of time for practice, questions, examples, videos, sharing with other participants, etc. It was one of the best PDs I’ve been to in quite some time. Thank you.”- Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston Public Schools