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 so 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.This year, we are proud to host the 18th Lindamood-Bell International Conference, Imagine Learning: The Imagery-Language Connection for Reading, Comprehension and Memory.
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
Lindamood-Bell will be presenting "The Effect of Imagery and Verbal Processing on Memory, Comprehension, and Reading" at the upcoming IDA International Conference this November in Chicago, IL. The theme of this year's conference is "Reading, Literacy, and Learning!" and takes place at the Hilton Chicago, November 9-12. Angelica Benson will present Thursday, November 10th.
Council For Learning Disabilities
October 27-28, 2011
Lindamood-Bell will be presenting "Successful District Reform Through Professional Development" at the 33rd International Council For Learning Disabilities Conference. Paul Worthington will present on October 27th & 28th in Austin, Texas.
Marin Affiliate of the National Association of Educational Therapists
September 16, 2011
Marin Learning Center Director Kat Vaughan will be providing a presentation on Lindamood-Bell's model of language processing instruction on September 16, 2011 to a group of educators and therapists at the Cape Marin Clubhouse. The Marin affiliate of the national Association of Educational Therapists meets monthly and Ms. Vaughan will be leading the discussion from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
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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 will highlight the model used, challenges, and success of this high-poverty, rural school in Tennessee.
September 9-11, 2011
For the second year in a row, Lindamood-Bell has been accepted to present at Florida Reading Association's Annual Fall Conference. Lynn Flowers will present "What Can We Do About Adolescent Literacy?" at this year's conference in Orlando Florida, September 9-11.
June 7-9, 2011
Lindamood-Bell will be presenting "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 will be presenting "Stimulating Concept Imagery, a Dual-Coding Approach for Comprehension" for the British Dyslexia Association's International Conference, "Beyond Boundaries." The conference will be held in Harrogate June 2-4, 2011. Ali Katos and Lynn Flowers will be co-presenting at the event.
May 5-7, 2011
Dan Morgan will be hosting the presentation of a study, "The Influence of Imagery and Verbal Processing on Memory, Comprehension, and Decoding" at the Learning & the Brain's 29th Conference, "The Science of Student Success: Optimizing Achievement and Reducing Failure." The conference is May 5-7 in Chicago.
Michigan Learning Disabilities AssociationOctober 30, 2010
November 15, 2010
Lindamood-Bell has been accepted to present at the LDA of Michigan. On November 15, 2010, Joel Cheney, the Center Director in Birmingham, will be presenting "Dual Coding Theory (DCT) Applied to Reading and Comprehension.” The conference is in East Lansing, home of Michigan State University.
Massachusetts Branch IDA
Christina Seremetis, Center Director in South Shore, will be presenting “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's session titled, Comprehension instruction that integrates imagery and verbal processes results in student achievement, has been accepted for the IDA Annual Conference. It will be held October 27--30, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
|Children and Adults with Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
October 5, 2010
Terri Mehl, Center Director in Sacramento, will be speaking on "Symbol Imagery: A Sensory-Cognitive Factor" at the local CHADD affiliates monthly meeting on October 5th. The theme of the meeting is "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.