LiPS® Kit


The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program® for Reading, Spelling, and Speech, Fourth Edition, written by Patricia C. Lindamood and Phyllis D. Lindamood, is a comprehensive multisensory program that uses explicit, systematic instruction to develop phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, and reading skills. The goal of LiPS® is to develop fluent readers and competent spellers.

All LiPS Kit Components are available for individual sale.

These are the steps of the LiPS Program:

  1. Setting the Climate for Learning
  2. Identifying and Classifying Consonants
  3. Identifying and Classifying Vowels
  4. Tracking Simple Syllables and Words
  5. Basic Spelling and Reading
  6. Learning Sight Words and Expectancies
  7. Tracking Complex Syllables and Words
  8. Multisyllabic Words
  9. Reading and Writing in Context

To teach sound—letter associations, the LiPS tasks progress from articulatory movement to sound, then to letter. Through guided discovery techniques, students explore the physical movements involved in producing sounds and learn to hear, see, and feel the physical characteristics of sounds. This in-depth knowledge leads to the student's ability to understand how words are constructed and to self-correct — essential skills for independent reading and spelling.

For more than forty years, the LiPS Program has successfully addressed the reading difficulties of a wide range of individuals, including students with functional speech-language delay, second language learning, dyslexia, autism, apraxia, pervasive developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. The program's use with students in grades K-3 has been shown to significantly reduce the need for remedial reading instruction. LiPs can be used with individuals, small groups, and classrooms. It can be used with all ages, from preschool to adult.

The LiPS Kit provides all the components necessary to implement the program, including the LiPS Manual and companion DVD. Also in the kit: 15 Mouth Picture Magnets, 21 Small Colored Square Magnets, 56 Letter Magnets, 4 Large Colored Square Magnets, 60 Syllable Magnets, 64 LiPS Cards, including Letters and Mouth Pictures, an Individual Folding Mirror, and an 11.25" x 30" white Trifold Write-on/Wipe-off Magnetic Board. An additional bonus to the revised LiPS Kit is the Phonological Awareness and Sequencing Stories (set of 8 books) and Teacher's Guide.

Note: The LiPS Stick and Large Mouth Pictures are not included in the LiPS Kit.