How do I know if a learning center is a real Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center? Do you franchise your learning centers?
If the center you are looking at is posted on this website, it is a genuine Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center . We do not franchise, nor do we certify others in our programs/services. All of our centers are owned, operated, and quality controlled by the authors and founders of the Lindamood-Bell® programs.
Click here to see a directory of our Learning Centers.
Are all of your Learning Centers alike?
Yes! We go to great lengths to make sure each Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center provides the same quality instruction in a positive, comfortable atmosphere. Our success comes from more than just our instructional programs, it also involves creating the right environment - lighting, furniture, personnel, comfort – all of these elements come together to create the Magic of Learning.
Is Lindamood-Bell based on Orton-Gillingham?
No. The instructional programs authored by the founders and directors of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Nanci Bell, Patricia Lindamood, and Phyllis Lindamood, have no affiliation with the Orton-Gillingham methodology.
Does Lindamood-Bell work with people diagnosed with dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADD, ADHD, CAPD, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, etc?
Yes, we do. In our Learning Centers , we often see children and adults previously diagnosed with these and other disorders or learning disabilities. It is important to note that we, at Lindamood-Bell, do not make these diagnoses – many of our students have been previously diagnosed by a medical professional.
Is there financing available for your services?
Yes. Click here to see what kind of financing options are available.
My child is in High School, is it too late to get help?
Not at all! We often work with high school and college students, as well as adults of all ages, and see phenomenal results. It is a common misconception that after a "certain" age the brain is not able to change. Current brain research proves that this is incorrect – this research has shown that the adult brain is still elastic and new neural pathways can be made. For more information on this research, click here for the article "Neural changes following remediation in adult developmental dyslexia."
What makes your Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center different from another center that offers "the Lindamood-Bell® programs"?
Our programs and instructional model are a living entity that we continually refine and improve based on current research data. Attending a Lindamood-Bell® Learning Center is the only way to ensure that you receive the instruction as the founders and authors of the "Lindamood-Bell® programs" intended. To further this, we have invested in state-of-the-art technology connecting all locations to maintain the highest levels of staff development and student instructional quality.
How is Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes different from others offering tutoring services?
Traditional tutoring typically offers students help with homework in specific content areas such as math or science. Our instruction focuses on developing the underlying processes necessary to read, comprehend, and process information, regardless of the content area. Often, a person is struggling because his or her brain does not take in information and process it efficiently. Weaknesses in the underlying sensory-cognitive processes can negatively impact performance at school or work.
Questions from Educators
Does Lindamood-Bell fit the RtI model?
Yes, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes has been partnering with school districts since 1991 to implement a model of instruction and professional development that includes components that fulfill and exceed standards of the RtI framework. Click here for more information.
How do I know if a teacher is Lindamood-Bell certified?
Teachers who are Lindamood-Bell certified will have verifiable documentation confirming the year of their certification. Certification is bestowed, reviewed, and renewed on a yearly basis, if the teacher continues to demonstrate all of the skills and knowledge as outlined in the complete certification process. Please note, Lindamood-Bell® Instructional Leader Certification is only available to teachers who are a part of the school partnerships with which we have a continuing relationship and on-site support for quality assurance.
Do you certify teachers?
Within our Lindamood-Bell® School Partnerships we offer Lindamood-Bell® Instructional Leader Certification . Click here for a downloadable document detailing the Instructional Leader Certification process, or call us at 1-800-233-1819 for more information.
Are college credits available for your professional development?
Yes. Lindamood-Bell offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or University Extension Credits for the completion of our Professional Development workshops.
Lindamood-Bell® Continuing Education Units – we have been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
University Extension Credits – The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension offers quarter-units of post-graduate professional development credit for many of our workshops.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) will accept Lindamood-Bell® CEUs as Certification Maintenance Hours (CMH) for the purpose of maintaining an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, if the attendee determines that the workshop(s) contribute to their professional development and will lead to acquiring and enhancing skills and knowledge required for independent practice.
When and where did Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes start?
Nearly 30 years ago, in the small town of San Luis Obispo, California, Nanci Bell and Pat Lindamood began working together in a medical clinic, instructing children and adults with learning difficulties. During that time they were researching and authoring their programs that are now the foundation of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.
Who owns your organization?
Nanci Bell is our current Director and CEO. She is also one of the Lindamood-Bell co-founders, along with Charles and Patricia Lindamood. For more information about our founders and owner please visit the About Us page.