We Believe

Lindamood-Bell is committed to teaching

children and adults to read and comprehend.

We have dedicated ourselves to refining and researching our instruction in language and literacy processing.
The result is research-validated instruction that you can believe in.

Instruction You Can Believe In

We monitor the quality of instruction at our Learning Centers and School Partnerships.

Each Lindamood-Bell Learning Center is part of the Lindamood-Bell Instructional Quality (IQ) Team—and the IQ Team consists of multiple levels of management and oversight.

Lindamood-Bell mentors, consultants, center directors, project directors, the corporate Instruction Support Team, the Director of Instruction, and the authors of the programs all oversee our instruction.

No matter how popular our programs and instruction have become, if we are not doing the instruction, we cannot ensure quality.

We believe in you and you can believe in us.

About us

absssoutLindamood-Bell teaches children and adults reading and comprehension. For nearly 30 years, our intensive, research-validated instruction has been used in Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers to strengthen the sensory-cognitive functions needed for reading and comprehension.

Our philosophy has always been that all individuals can be taught to read and comprehend. Our sensory-cognitive instruction has proven successful for individuals with learning challenges, including dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

Our instruction is based on a theory of cognition—reading and comprehension are cognitive acts—and can address the global needs of learners.

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  • 1969
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    Pat & Charles Lindamood publish Auditory Discrimination in Depth (ADD)

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    Nanci Bell joins Pat Lindamood in private practice in San Luis Obispo, California

  • 1971
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    Pat & Charles Lindamood publish the LAC Test

  • 1986
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    Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is founded, Nanci Bell publishes VV

     

     

  • 1992
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    1st Learning Center outside of San Luis Obispo opens in Sacramento, CA, Lindamood-Bell partners with Motorola® for a workplace literacy project

  • 1993
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    1st Lindamood-Bell International Conference is held in Shell Beach, California, 1st Seasonal Learning Center opens in Fairbanks, Alaska

  • 1995
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    Nanci Bell founds Gander Publishing

  • 1996
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    1st international Seasonal Learning Center opens in Sydney, Australia

     

  • 1997
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    Nanci Bell publishes Seeing Stars, Nanci and Kimberly Tuley publish On Cloud Nine Math, 5th International Lindamood-Bell® Conference is held in San Francisco, CA

     

  • 1998
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    Pat Lindamood and daughter Phyllis revise the ADD program, publish Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing program (LiPS)

  • 2000
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    Lindamood-Bell partners with juvenile justice schools in San Diego, CA to teach reading and comprehension to incarcerated youth Learn More

  • 2002
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    First international Learning Center opens in London, England, 10th Lindamood-Bell International Conference is held in Anaheim, California

  • 2006
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    Lindamood-Bell celebrates 20th anniversary

  • 2008
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    Nanci Bell is recognized by the CA State Assembly as one of the Top 50 women business leaders

  • 2009
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    Newsweek cover story on Dyslexia features Lindamood-Bell.

  • 2011
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    Lindamood-Bell celebrates its 25th anniversary, 50th Learning Center opens in Baltimore, MD

  • 2012
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    HBO Documentary on learning differences features a student at Lindamood-Bell.

  • 2013
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    Research projects begin at MIT & University of Alabama.

Our Founders

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Nanci Bell

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Nanci Bell

Nanci Bell, M.A., is co-founder and director of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Nanci received her B.A. in Elementary Education and her M.A. in Education, specializing in Reading, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She began as a classroom teacher and then worked in private practice where she gained extensive experience in the treatment of language and literacy disorders. Interested in finding solutions, and believing that Concept Imagery is a critical factor in language comprehension and analytical thinking, she developed specific steps to stimulate concept imagery. Nanci later applied that research to the development of her program to improve reading fluency and accuracy. In 1986, Nanci and Patricia Lindamood founded Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

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Patricia Lindamood

Patricia C. Lindamood, M.S., CCC-SLP, was co-founder and director of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Her degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology, and her husband’s background in linguistics, led to their early interest and seminal research in phonemic awareness/auditory conceptual function, as well as its predictive relationship to reading and spelling development. Their clinical experience and research resulted in a diagnostic test and treatment program for phonemic awareness / auditory conceptual function that is still in use, both nationally and internationally.

The Human Learning and Behavior branch of the National Institute of Health has funded multiple research studies involving the Lindamood® concepts. Pat’s professional experience included public school, university, and hospital settings, in addition to her private practice and time as an adjunct instructor for the University of California.

Each year on August 27th, Pat’s birthday, we remember and celebrate her many contributions to Lindamood-Bell and the field of education. We especially remember her for the beliefs that she imparted to each of us: that every person could learn to his or her potential, that we could make a difference, and a belief in the good in each individual—and in each of us.

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Who can we help?

Children and adults of all ages and levels who are experiencing literacy difficulties.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Dyslexia, ADHD, Hyperlexia, Learning Disabilities, Learning Difficulties.