Dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders addressed by Lindamood-Bell, upcoming seminars

Esteemed learning centers Lindamood-Bell are offering parents and educators to learn about their groundbreaking programs for reading, comprehension, spelling, and math. 

They will also discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges – including the symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADD, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes are not affiliated with any third parties, and offer specific operational and instructional standards in place to ensure accurate evaluation and appropriate individual instruction for every student.

TODAY, Tuesday, February 26th
11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST
Register for online webinar: REGISTER

For over 25 years, Lindamood-Bell has helped children and adults improve language processing with an intensive, process-based instruction to strengthen the sensory-cognitive functions needed for reading and comprehension, proving successful for individuals with learning challenges, including dyslexia, ADHD, CAPD, and ASD.

Lindamood-Bell School Partnerships provide research-validated literacy solutions and professional development for teachers, schools, and districts, and are successful with turnaround/transformation and Race to the Top initiatives.

With 50 Learning Centers in and beyond the United States, their expansion 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.

March 7-9, 2013
Disney’s Grand Californian® Resort & Spa
Anaheim, California – Grand Californian Hotel
Daily Conference Schedule:

• Thursday, March 7, 2013 •

Nanci Bell, M.A.
Co-founder of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Author of Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking®
Imagery: A Sensory-Cognitive Foundation for the Component Parts of Reading

The Honorable Robert Pasternack, Ph.D.
Former Assistant Secretary, US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Reinventing Special Education: Making Special Education Special

John D.E. Gabrieli, Ph.D.
Grover Hermann Professor in Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
How Might Neuroscience Help People with Dyslexia?

Guinevere Eden, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Director, Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University Medical Center; President, International Dyslexia Association
Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Dyslexia

Rajesh Kana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Associate Scientist, Civitan International Research Center
The Impact of Visualizing and Verbalizing Training on Brain Connectivity in Children with Autism

Magic of Learning Panel
Hear inspiring stories of students who found hope and success after years of frustration and struggle. Lisa Fesanco will describe her son’s amazing journey­­—from being a third grader whose teacher said he was “topped out” as a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to being accepted at an engineering and technology high school. Tom Gibson, author of Lost in the System, will describe his mission to ensure that his hearing-impaired son, Max, received an education that would help him reach his potential. Tom’s efforts lead to Max’s amazing successful transformation.

• Friday, March 8, 2013 •

Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
Educational Psychologist, Author of Endangered Minds and Different Learners
Different Learners: “Let’s Pretend,” Imagination, and Success in the 21st Century

Ricki G. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-director, Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning
How to Create a Meaningful Life for Every Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Carol Kranowitz, M.A.
President, Out-of-Sync Child, Inc.
The Out-of-Sync Child: How Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Affects Learning and How Fun Sensory Strategies Can Help

R. Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D.
Professor of Reading / Language Arts Education, ESL, and Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
The Real Magic of Spelling: Improving Reading and Writing

Robert Hendren, D.O.
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Former Executive Director, MIND Institute, UC Davis
Autism Update for Educational Professionals

Magic of Learning Panel
As a teacher, Christy Meieran was discouraged when she wasn’t able to help her first-grade daughter, who was struggling with reading. Christy found a research-based solution that changed her daughter’s life. Ian Haynes suffered a traumatic brain injury during his military service which caused memory loss, comprehension difficulty, and lowered reading ability. This veteran had to learn to read twice.

• Saturday, March 9, 2013 •

Allan Paivio, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Mark Sadoski, Ph.D.
Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University
Overview of Dual Coding Theory with Relevance to Visualizing and Verbalizing

Nancy Minshew, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Excellence in Autism Research (CeFAR)
The Science of Autism: Transformative Advances in the Making

Gary Woolley, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Academic Staff, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Australia, Author of Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties
Tale of Three Cities

Arthur Glenberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology (Cognition, Action, and Perception), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University; Director, Glenberg Laboratory for Embodied Cognition, Arizona State University
How Reading Comprehension Is Embodied and Why That Matters

Laurel Disney, Ed.S.
Founder of Michigan Career and Technical Institute Reading Clinic; Instructor, Michigan State University; Instructor, Western Michigan University; Literacy Consultant
Reimagining Literacy Instruction for Adults and Adolescents: The Challenges and Rewards of Integrating Best Practices into Adult Literacy Instruction
Conference Venue Information:
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA
(714) 520-5005 and mention the Lindamood-Bell® Conference, or visit their website.


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