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Conference Presentations


Research is essential to the operation and growth of Lindamood-Bell. Not only do we continuously improve our services through the collection and analysis of our Learning Center and School Partnership data, but we also keep a close watch on the current, international trends in educational and cognitive research. As we are dedicated to the ongoing research and development of our instructional models, programs, and philosophies, Lindamood-Bell representatives are often invited to present at conferences – both large and small, local and international.

In addition to showcasing our unique, research-validated programs and instructional models, Lindamood-Bell presentations have ranged from theory-based topics – such as sensory-cognitive functioning, Dual Coding Theory, and the imagery-language connection – to more application-based topics – such as Turnaround initiatives for lower-performing schools and districts, potential benefits of imagery-based instruction for students previously diagnosed with learning disabilities, and the scientific study of reading.

Furthermore, we also host our own educational conference, where parents, teachers, and professionals can attend presentations by the world’s foremost pioneers in the fields of education and cognition, including Lindamood-Bell co-founder and Director, Nanci Bell.

Below, you can view some of the past presentations given by our co-founder and director, Nanci Bell, as well as some past presentations given by other Lindamood-Bell representatives.

International Dyslexia Association 62nd Annual Conference
November 9-12, 2011
"The Effect of Imagery and Verbal Processing on Memory, Comprehension, and Reading" with Angelica Benson.

Council For Learning Disabilities
October 27-28, 2011
"Successful District Reform Through Professional Development" at the 33rd International Council For Learning Disabilities Conference by Paul Worthington.
Marin Affiliate of the National Association of Educational Therapists
September 16, 2011
A presentation on Lindamood-Bell's model of language processing instruction.
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September 19-21, 2011
Fairmount Elementary School opened in 2010 in a new building with a majority of students at risk for reading failure. A partnership with an approved Race to the Top provider began that focused on developing teacher and instructional leadership skills as aligned to an evidence-based, cognitive model. Through an aggressive professional-development approach, great success was realized. This presentation highlighted the model used, challenges, and success of this high-poverty, rural school in Tennessee.
September 9-11, 2011
Lindamood-Bell has been accepted to present at Florida Reading Association's Annual Fall Conference. Dr. Lynn Flowers presented "What Can We Do About Adolescent Literacy?"
June 7-9, 2011
Lindamood-Bell presented "Process-Based School Improvement" at The Memphis City Schools' Urban Education Center's (UEC) Forum for Innovative Leadership in Memphis.  The UEC takes a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of education for students by developing a cadre of school leaders committed to eliminating the achievement gap. The UEC has four major programs developed and aligned to meet the needs of urban schools. Those programs are: Forum for Innovative Leadership, the Executive Leadership Program,  the Summer Institutes, and LeaderShare.

June 2-4, 2011
Nanci Bell presented "Stimulating Concept Imagery, a Dual-Coding Approach for Comprehension"

May 5-7, 2011
"The Influence of Imagery and Verbal Processing on Memory, Comprehension, and Decoding"

Michigan Learning Disabilities Association
November 15, 2010
Joel Cheney, the Center Director in Birmingham, presented "Dual Coding Theory (DCT) Applied to Reading and Comprehension.”
Massachusetts Branch IDA
October 30, 2010
Christina Seremetis, Center Director in South Shore, presented “Dual Coding Theory (DCT) Applied to Reading and Comprehension Instruction—The Partnership of Cognition and Education.”
61st Annual International Dyslexia Association Conference (IDA)
October 27, 2010
Nanci Bell presented, "Comprehension instruction that integrates imagery and verbal processes results in student achievement".
Children and Adults with Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
October 5, 2010
Terri Mehl, Center Director in Sacramento, presented "Symbol Imagery: A Sensory-Cognitive Factor" at the local CHADD affiliates monthly meeting on October 5th.  The theme of the meeting was "ADHD & Learning Processes—Making a Difference!"

The 9th Annual Tennessee Educational LEADership Conference
September 20-22, 2010
The Tennessee Department of Education held its 9th Annual Tennessee Educational LEADership Conference at the Nashville Convention Center, September 20-22, 2010.  Educational leaders and administrators participated in the conference to help equip Tennessee educators with the tools to lead their schools into the next generation.

3rd Annual Southern Colorado Educators' Conference
August 10, 2010
Tom Mendoza and Lori Cooper - "Center of Excellence - A School Turnaround Initiative in Center, Colorado"

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, SSSR - 2010 Annual Conference, Berlin
July 08, 2010
Nanci Bell - "Intervention that integrates imagery and language improves adolescents' reading skills."

M.I.N.D. Institute: Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
June 10, 2009
Paul Worthington - "New Theory of Mind Investigations on the Remediation of Language Processing Deficits: A Review of the Science with Promising Possibilities."

M.I.N.D. Institute: Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
May 07, 2009
Nanci Bell - "Imagery-Language Connection for Language Comprehension and Thinking: An Overview of Visualizing and Verbalizing and Talkies."

Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) National Conference
Nanci Bell's keynote presentation on Concept Imagery Disorder - click below to listen.

"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!