History

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes was founded by Charles and Patricia Lindamood and Nanci Bell in 1986 — with one Learning Center in California. We believed then, and now, that all individuals can learn to process language once the underlying sensory-cognitive functions are stimulated and established.

This has been a remarkable and passionate journey. In 1986, people came to San Luis Obispo, California, from near and far to receive instruction in our programs. As demand grew, it was not long before our students began asking us to come to them. So, we opened Learning Centers in other locations, and have grown to operate over 50 Learning Centers across the United States, plus one in London, England, and one in Sydney, Australia.  Additionally, to make our unique instruction available to more families, we have over 40  Seasonal Learning Clinics that will open for a temporary time period in different locations through-out the world.

As time goes on, we have established School Partnerships, throughout the United States, with the goal of helping children that would otherwise be unable to attend one of our Learning Centers. To further that goal, we also offer professional development workshops in our programs, to audiences that include teachers, parents, and professionals, worldwide. Our research-validated programs teach the underlying sensory-cognitive skills necessary for reading, spelling, math, and language comprehension.  Recently, we expanded this to bring a Lindamood-Bell Learning Center on Campus where our staff can work directly with the students on-site.

We are proud of what Lindamood-Bell has become today, and honored to help so many individuals reach their potential to learn.

Milestones

  • Over 50 Learning Centers - America, UK, Australia.
  • Over 100,000 students of all ages have received Lindamood-Bell® instruction in our Learning Centers and school projects.
  • Over 70,000 teachers and administrators have received Lindamood-Bell® Professional Development.
  • Research projects have been conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Georgetown University, Wake Forest University, Universtiy of Alabama, Scripps Research Institute, Alaska Department of Education, Texas A&M, and San Diego Superior Court for Juvenile Justice.
  • Lindamood-Bell has donated over $5,000,000 for research projects.
  • Over $2,000,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students in need.
  • 2011 marked our 25th Anniversary.
  • In March, 2013, we hosted our 18th International Conference to showcase the findings of the world’s foremost pioneers in cognitive and educational research.

"We are so fortunate to have found Lindamood-Bell and your solution. The results have been life changing for our daughter. Thanks for the miracle!"
~ Melissa, a mother

"As we make our journey through life we are lucky enough to meet a handful of people who can truly make a difference in our lives. My son at age 12 has already met this handful. Thank you."
~ William, a father

"The workshop presenter was very knowledgeable about the field of Education and Special Education. I am very excited to implement this into my resource room. I can't wait to make a difference for someone."
~ Ellen, a Special Ed Teacher

Awards

We are excited to announce that our CEO, Nanci Bell, received the Distinguished Leader in Special Education Award at the Third New York Citywide Special Education Conference on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hunter College in New York City.
Congratulations, Nanci!