Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing
Local governments can invest in this strategy using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
- This strategy can help address educational disparities. The U.S. Department of Treasury has indicated that strategies that help achieve this outcome are eligible for the use of Fiscal Recovery Funds.
- Investments in this strategy are SLFRF-eligible as long as they are made in qualified census tracts or are designed to assist populations or communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
- Aims to help students understand the relationship between pronunciation, sound, and mouth movement in reading
- Provides a sequence of phonics, reading, and spelling activities
- Can be used for students with or without learning difficulties
Evidence and impacts
Ranked as having the second-highest level of evidence by the U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse
- Improves comprehension
- Comprehension improved by an average of 20 percentile points
Best practices in implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- LiPS was initially designed for one-on-one and small group settings but can also be adapted for full classroom settings
- Use visual aids like mirrors to help children understand how words and sounds are related
- In a classroom setting, the program should be integrated with the existing phonics and reading curriculum