SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanci Bell, Co-Founder and CEO of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, will give three keynote presentations at the Memory Matters Conference on September 27th and 28th, in Central Auckland, New Zealand. Hosted by SPELD NZ, this conference is designed to bring effective research-based practices to educators in New Zealand, with the goal of reducing underachievement in students with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities.
The conference focuses on the importance of visualization and working memory for individuals with specific learning disabilities. Based on nearly 30 years of educational experience, and behavioral and neurological research, Ms. Bell will discuss the role of imagery in word reading, comprehension, and math. "I greatly appreciate the work SPELD NZ has done over the years and am honored and excited to be speaking at their conference," said Ms. Bell.
Nanci Bell and Patricia Lindamood founded Lindamood-Bell in 1986, and today there are 60 Lindamood-Bell® Learning Centers across the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. Lindamood-Bell also partners with schools nationally and internationally to teach educators how to use their research-validated programs and processes to provide literacy development for students. Ms. Bell researched and developed some of the key programs that have gained the organization its reputation as a source for real solutions for individuals with learning challenges.
About SPELD NZ
Established in the 1970s, SPELD NZ is a New Zealand based not-for-profit organization working with people with specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia. SPELD NZ provides assessment, one-to-one tuition, information, support and training for parents, assessors, teachers, and other interested professionals. SPELD NZ is a nationwide organization with local liaison groups throughout the country. Visit www.speld.org.nz for more information.
About Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Lindamood-Bell believes that all children and adults can learn to their potential. For nearly 30 years, their research-validated instruction has consistently changed the lives of individuals with learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition to their nearly 100 Learning Centers and Seasonal Learning Clinics nationally and internationally, their efforts include research collaborations with MIT, UAB, and previously with Wake Forest, and Georgetown University. Lindamood-Bell has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Time, US News and World Report, Neuron, NeuroImage, CNN, and PBS. Lindamood-Bell and all of its Learning Centers are accredited by AdvancED. Visit www.lindamoodbell.com to learn more.
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