Nanci Bell, M.A., is a co-founder, and the current director, of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Nanci received her B.A. in Elementary Education and her M.A. in Education, specializing in Reading, from California Polytechnic State University. She began as a classroom teacher and then worked in private practice where she gained extensive experience in the clinical treatment of language and literacy disorders. Interested in finding solutions, and believing that concept imagery is a critical factor in language comprehension and analytical thinking, she developed specific steps to stimulate concept imagery. Nanci later applied that research to the development of her program to improve reading fluency and accuracy. In 1986, Nanci Bell co-founded Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, which now has 50 Learning Centers throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as numerous professional development opportunities for teachers, schools, and school districts.
Patricia C. Lindamood, M.S., CCC-SLP, was a co-founder and director of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Her background in speech-language pathology and audiology, and her husband’s background in linguistics, led to their early interest and seminal research in phonemic awareness/auditory conceptual function, as well as its predictive relationship to reading and spelling development. Their clinical experience and research resulted in a diagnostic test and treatment program for phonemic awareness/auditory conceptual function that is still in use, both nationally and internationally. The Human Learning and Behavior branch of the National Institute of Health has funded multiple research studies involving the Lindamood® concepts. Pat’s professional experience included public school, university, and hospital settings, in addition to her private practice and time as an adjunct instructor for the University of California.