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Lindamood-Bell® International Conference

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September 26-28, 2016

 at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Anaheim, CA

Past Research Presenters:
Nanci Bell, M.A.
Nanci Bell, M.A.
Co-founder of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Author of Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking®
Imagery: A Sensory-Cognitive Foundation for the Component Parts of Reading

The Honorable Robert Pasternack, Ph.D.
Former Assistant Secretary, US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Reinventing Special Education: Making Special Education Special

John D.E. Gabrieli, Ph.D.
John D.E. Gabrieli, Ph.D.
Grover Hermann Professor in Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
How Might Neuroscience Help People with Dyslexia?

Guinevere Eden, Ph.D.
Guinevere Eden, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Director, Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University Medical Center; President, International Dyslexia Association
Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Dyslexia

Rajesh Kana, Ph.D.
Rajesh Kana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Associate Scientist, Civitan International Research Center
The Impact of Visualizing and Verbalizing Training on Brain Connectivity in Children with Autism

Magic of Learning Panel
Inspiring stories of students who found hope and success after years of frustration and struggle. Lisa Fesanco will describe her son’s amazing journey­­—from being a third grader whose teacher said he was “topped out” as a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to being accepted at an engineering and technology high school. Tom Gibson, author of Lost in the System, will describe his mission to ensure that his hearing-impaired son, Max, received an education that would help him reach his potential. Tom’s efforts lead to Max’s amazing successful transformation.

Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
Educational Psychologist, Author of Endangered Minds and Different Learners
Different Learners: "Let's Pretend," Imagination, and Success in the 21st Century

Ricki G. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-director, Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning
How to Create a Meaningful Life for Every Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Carol Kranowitz, M.A.
Carol Kranowitz, M.A.
President, Out-of-Sync Child, Inc.
The Out-of-Sync Child: How Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Affects Learning and How Fun Sensory Strategies Can Help

R. Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D.
R. Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D.
Professor of Reading / Language Arts Education, ESL, and Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
The Real Magic of Spelling: Improving Reading and Writing

Robert Hendren, D.O.
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Former Executive Director, MIND Institute, UC Davis
Autism Update for Educational Professionals

Magic of Learning Panel
Inspiring stories of students who found hope and success after years of frustration and struggle. As a teacher, Christy Meieran was discouraged when she wasn’t able to help her first-grade daughter, who was struggling with reading. Christy found a research-based solution that changed her daughter’s life. Ian Haynes suffered a traumatic brain injury during his military service which caused memory loss, comprehension difficulty, and lowered reading ability. This veteran had to learn to read twice.

Allan Paivio, Ph.D.Mark Sadoski, Ph.D.
Allan Paivio, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Mark Sadoski, Ph.D.
Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University
Overview of Dual Coding Theory with Relevance to Visualizing and Verbalizing

Nancy Minshew, Ph.D.
Nancy Minshew, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, University of Pittsburgh's Center for Excellence in Autism Research (CeFAR)
The Science of Autism: Transformative Advances in the Making

Gary Woolley, Ph.D.
Gary Woolley, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Academic Staff, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Australia, Author of Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties
Tale of Three Cities

Arthur Glenberg, Ph.D.
Arthur Glenberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology (Cognition, Action, and Perception), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University; Director, Glenberg Laboratory for Embodied Cognition, Arizona State University
How Reading Comprehension Is Embodied and Why That Matters

Laurel Disney, Ed.S.
Laurel Disney, Ed.S.
Founder of Michigan Career and Technical Institute Reading Clinic; Instructor, Michigan State University; Instructor, Western Michigan University; Literacy Consultant
Reimagining Literacy Instruction for Adults and Adolescents: The Challenges and Rewards of Integrating Best Practices into Adult Literacy Instruction

Additional conference speakers included:

  • Linnea Ehri, Ph.D.- Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Gina Gallegos- Principal of Heritage Elementary School in Pueblo, CO
  • Jeanette Taylor, Ph.D.- Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, Florida State University, Department of Psychology
  • Bob Pletka, Ed.D.- Superintendent of El Centro, California Elementary District
  • Richard Olson, Ph.D.- Professor of Psychology, P.I. of the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center and of the Colorado Longitudinal Twin Study
  • Kenneth Pugh, Ph.D.- President and Director of Research, Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories; Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Lori Cooper- Assistant Superintendent of Center School District in Center, CO
  • Elena Grigorenko, Ph.D.- Associate Professor, Child Study Center, Department of Psychology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University
  • Fred Morrison, Ph.D.- Research Professor, the Center for Human Growth and Development; Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education, Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan
  • Dr. Stanley Greenspan- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School
  • Dr. Harold Koplewicz- Former Director of the New York University (NYU) Child Study Center
  • Dr. Marcel Just- Professor of Psychology, Director, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Psychology Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr. Sylviane Valdois- Senior Researcher, CNRS Laboratory of Psychology and Neuro-Cognition, Université Pierre Mendés, France
  • Dr. John Stein- Professor of Physiology, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University
  • Dr. Michel Denis- Senior Scientist, National Center for Scientific Research, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  • Dr. Brian Byrne- Professor of Psychology, University of New England, Australia
  • Dr. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore- Royal Society Research Fellow, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Dr. Dennis Molfese- Distinguished University Scholar and Professor; Editor-in Chief, Developmental Neuropsychology; Codirector, Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory; National Institutes of Health, Reading & Learning Disabilities Research Network
  • Dr. Todd Richards- Professor of Radiology, Director of Brain Imaging at the UW Learning Disability Center, University of Washington
  • Dr. Barry E. Stein- Professor and Chair, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Michael Pressley- Professor Michigan State University
  • Dr. Mark Wallace- Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest University
  • Dr. Georgios D. Sideridis- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Crete

"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


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!