SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially endorsed Nanci Bell's Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs for reading and language comprehension. CASE is an international professional educational organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children, whose members are dedicated to identifying, shaping, and disseminating effective policies and practices in the field of special education.
"Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing exemplify the type of programs that ensure all students, particularly those with special needs, receive high-quality intervention and build 21st Century literacy skills. CASE is proud to endorse these programs," says Luann Purcell, Ed.D., Executive Director of CASE.
Both the Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing programs develop the underlying skills needed for fluent reading and comprehension. Seeing Stars develops symbol imagery, the ability to visualize sounds and letters in words. Visualizing and Verbalizing develops concept imagery, the ability to visualize both oral and written language. In addition to working with students in over 50 Learning Centers worldwide, Lindamood-Bell has partnered with many schools around the country, achieving tremendous success implementing these programs, including turnaround/transformation and Race to the Top initiatives.
"We are proud to have this prestigious endorsement as recognition of the research-validated effectiveness of these programs, which have already made a difference for so many students," says Paul Worthington, Director of Development at Lindamood-Bell.
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, their 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 dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD. With 50 Learning Centers in and beyond the United States, their continued growth includes research collaborations with MIT, UAB, Wake Forest, and Georgetown University, as well as 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.
About The Council of Administrators of Special Education
The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) is an international professional educational organization, which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. The mission of CASE is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education. To learn more about CASE, visit http://www.casecec.org/.
CONTACT: Paul Worthington, Director of Development, (800) 233-1819
Source: Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes