SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanci Bell, CEO of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, received the Distinguished Leader in Special Education Award at the Third New York Citywide Special Education Conference, at Hunter College in New York City on January 26, 2013. The award is given by Education Update newspaper in collaboration with several other organizations in the New York area, including the Child Mind Institute, the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, and Columbia University.
"We believe, passionately, that children and adults can be taught to read and comprehend language," said Ms. Bell. "We also believe that the first domino in the chain of events that leads to competency in language and literacy skills, is the sensory-cognitive function of imagery."
Ms. Bell and Patricia Lindamood founded Lindamood-Bell in 1986, and today there are 50 Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers across the US, UK, and Australia. Lindamood-Bell also partners with schools nationally and internationally to teach educators how to use Lindamood-Bell 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 Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Lindamood-Bell helps children and adults improve language processing – the foundation of all communication and learning. For over 25 years, our intensive, process-based instruction has been used to strengthen the sensory-cognitive functions needed for reading and comprehension, and has proven successful for individuals with learning challenges, including those diagnosed with comprehension/cognitive processing disorders, dyslexia, and Autism. The organization is involved in research collaborations with MIT, UAB, Wake Forest, and Georgetown University, and has received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Neuron, NeuroImage, CNN, and PBS. Visit www.lindamoodbell.com for more information.
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CONTACT: Paul Worthington, Director of Development, (800) 233-1819
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