Enabling educators to support all young learners with reaching their potential, regardless of learning styles or learning challenges


April 2017 saw Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes® Professional Development Workshops endorsed by the Ministry of Education and  through a partnership with the CHASE Fund brought to Jamaica for the first time; facilitated by Creative Language-Based Learning.


Usually only available overseas and at a cost out-of-the-reach of the average Jamaican, Mandy Melville made it happen.


The Creative Language-Based Learning goal is to develop an island-wide network of early childhood and special needs teachers skilled in diagnosing how sensory cognitive deficits impact a child’s learning ability, and tackle these deficits with process-based instructions.


2017 Accomplishments

  • 50 early childhood and special needs teachers from basic, primary and proprietary schools from 24 schools across Jamaica were trained in Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes® Professional    Development Workshops.
  • Educators who participated in workshops were immediately able to teach both children and adults.

  • 1000s of children in the schools and wider communities benefited from teachers’ involvement and their participation in the 2017 summer school programme.

Future Plans

2018 Plans


  • 50-75 early childhood and special needs educators from basic, primary and proprietary schools in urban and rural Jamaica will be trained in process-based instruction.
  • Approximately 2,000 children will be supported in reaching their full potential, adding to the 1000s who have already benefited from exposure to the teaching methods.
  • 50 teachers involved in the 2017 programme will continue to be developed as instructional leaders – with the ability to assess their peers and contribute further to the programme’s reach.                                                  

Providing professional development in research validated methodologies for the early identification and support of children with language-based learning disabilities.



Creative Language-Based Learning


One in every five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language-based learning disability, which may include problems with listening, reasoning, speaking, reading, writing and math calculations. Dyslexia is the most common of these language-based learning difficulties, accounting for 70-80% ...