The following training is a Primary Program presented by It is THE Basic and Definitive Workshop, which will allow a “TUTOR” to understand and train the elements necessary for good reading and spelling FOR ANYONE, BUT ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITH READING DISABILITIES/DISORDERS. is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes®, Inc., (see below)*

I.  Preparing the Brain for Learning to Read and Spell Efficiently and Effectively

II.  Getting started with the *Lindamood®* Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech-Third Edition (LiPS®* ) and;

III.  Bell’s®* Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking (V/V) and;

IV.  How to implement the Socratic Method of instruction along with;

V.  A myriad of other wonderfully successful meta-cognitive treatment tools the Kurtz Center found or developed and Gail and Denton Kurtz continue through

When these approaches are done with precision, they will train the brain to improve Attention Focus, Auditory and Visual Active Working and Sequential Memory, Rhythmicity, Phonetic Reading, Reading “Sight” Word Memorization, Spelling Word Memorization, Listening and Reading Comprehension, Oral and Written Expression, Memory for Vocabulary and Critical Thinking.

When is this training?  We will tailor make this for you and/or your group. CALL TO PLAN TRAINING – Maximum of 12.  Divide # of trainees into $7000.00 for individual cost, e.g., 10 trainees = $700.00 per person for 40 hours of training.

Usual time 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – 40 hours Lunch – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where:  office – 377 Maitland Avenue suite 1006 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 407.629.9003 – Place of training to be determined.  For those who wish us to come to them, travel, room and board must be arranged for Denton and Gail Kurtz.

Who: Preschool through College Educators, Exceptional Child/Special Educators, Speech, Language and Hearing Professionals, Teacher Trainers, Clinic Directors, Principals, Resource Specialists and Program Coordinators, Parents who do not have any of the handicapping conditions which are to be remedied or others who will be aiding or tutoring those with the various reading disorders.

What: LEVEL ONE of three levels — Pre-K – 2nd grade Multi-sensory Training of Pre-Phonics skills, Phonological and Phonemic Awareness skills and other Basic Phonics skills with special emphasis on Oral-Motor and language training, the keys to overcoming Dyslexia. – FIRST THREE DAYS (M-W).

AND — Early Listening Comprehension; Early Vocabulary building skills and Early Spoken and Written Expression. – LAST TWO DAYS (Th-F).

THIS TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF ANY AGED PERSON WHO HAS LANGUAGE LEARNING DISABILITIES.  Those of:  Basic Reading, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Oral and Written Expression, Long-term Memory and High Order Thinking Skills.

The Kurtzes will provide extensive foundational meta-cognitive training for professionals in the assessment and implementation of pre-reading & spelling skills. The workshop is very practical. It is experiential with emphasis on phonological awareness development through the oral motor / feel components of sounds (Motor Processing); sound segmentation and blending (Auditory); symbol (letter and word) imagery, sight memory development (Visual); and imagery for receptive language (listening and reading) for reading and language comprehension (Language). This training is especially appropriate for those persons working with students / clients in the Pre-K through 2ndgrade range. The specialized meta-cognitive training is based upon, but not limited to, the Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech – Third Edition (LiPS®*)*; formerly A.D.D®.; the Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V) program by Bell*; Easing into Reading by Smith; and the Networking Between Modalities program by Denton Kurtz.

Price:  See above

Information about Scientific Learning Corporation’s Fast ForWord and Step ForWord programs, as well as Cassily, et al’s Interactive Metronome will be given.

Materials needed:

For M – W, the Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech – Third Edition® (LiPS®*)* Clinical Version or old A.D.D.® Kit or Classroom Version is available through Pro-Ed, Inc. in Austin, Texas, AND

For Th – F, the Visualizing and Verbalizing*for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V) Manual. This is available from Gander Publications.

Trainers: The experts* Gail Kurtz, Master Teacher and Trainer, Denton Kurtz, Licensed and National Board Certified School Psychologist and Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist and Trainer, both of whom have received training from the authors above and others**, in California, and Dr. Tim Conway in Florida, consultant to the Kurtz Center, provided clinical training for all ages of students and supervised many clinicians and other trainees who became proficient in these and other programs and were the catalysts for the success of hundreds of children and adults whose lives are forever changed.

To enroll or for further information, please contact: Denton Kurtz at and Assessment, Counseling and Consulting Associates, 377 Maitland Avenue, Suite 1006, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 – 407.629.9003

Consultation services:  Are available to graduates of this program and for those trained elsewhere. In order to make this training available to as many persons as possible, we welcome your suggestions for training in the future.

**Gail and Denton Kurtz received their Auditory Discrimination In-Depth Program®, now LiPS®, training directly from Phyllis Lindamood®, the co-author of LiPS®.  Although the Kurtzes have continued to honor the exacting process of the Socratic Method and the suggestions for flow of treatment of Lindamood-Bell’s® programs, our 10 years of experience with these programs have given us insight into the program’s strengths and limitations.

Because we are not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell®, our insights, experiences and non-affiliation with Lindamood-Bell® provide us with the opportunity to strengthen the outcomes of those we treat with these programs.

*Lindamood®*-Bell Learning Processes, Inc. in no way guarantees the quality of the materials or services that may be supplied by the Kurtzes. The Kurtzes are not affiliated with, certified, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes®, Inc., Nanci Bell®*, Phyllis Lindamood®* or Pat Lindamood®*.

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