The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially endorsed the Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs for reading and language comprehension. CASE is an international professional educational organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children, whose members are dedicated to identifying, shaping, and disseminating effective policies and practices in the field of special education.
The Executive Director of CASE, Luann Purcell, Ed.D., praised the programs, saying, "Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing exemplify the type of programs that ensure all students, particularly those with special needs, receive high-quality intervention and build 21st Century literacy skills. CASE is proud to endorse these programs."
Both the Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing programs develop the underlying skills needed for fluent reading and comprehension. Seeing Stars develops symbol imagery, the ability to visualize sounds and letters in words. Visualizing and Verbalizing develops concept imagery, the ability to visualize both oral and written language. In addition to working with students with disabilities in more than 50 Learning Centers worldwide, Lindamood-Bell partners with public and private schools to increase reading achievement and turn around low-performing schools.