+ Lindamood-Bell Int’l Conference March 10-12, 2011

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The 17th Annual Lindamood-Bell International Conference,The Sensory-Language Connection for Learning,” will be held in Anaheim California  March 10-12, 2011.

This is advertised as “A Conference for Everyone” — parents, educators, researchers and policy makers.

Keynote speakers will be Nanci Bell, co-founder of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes;  Allan Paivio, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario and author of “Dual Coding Theory;” and The Honorable Robert Pasternak, PhD, former Assistant Secretary US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services.

Nanci Bell’s keynote address is “Imagery: A Sensory-Cognitive Foundation for the Component Parts of Reading.”

Allan Paivio’s address will be on “Dual  Coding  Theory: Visualization/Verbalization, and Intelligence.”

Robert Pasternack’s keynote address is to be “Responding to Instruction and Intervention: What RtI Means for Students with Learning Disabilities.”

Thursday research sessions include

  • “Learning to read words: relationship to spelling and vocabulary acquisition;”
  • ” Medical conditions in ASD: What’s the chicken and what’s the egg;”
  • “Dual-coding theory: introduction and extensions to decoding in reading and medical education;” and
  • “Gene-environment interactions for early literacy concerns.”

Friday’s research sessions include

  • “Different learners: how nature and nurture interact to cause or remediate learning problems;”
  • “The pathway to new interventions for ASD: defining mechanisms and translation to treatements;”
  • “Genetic and environmental influences on reading and related skills: implications for instruction and practice;” and
  • “Update on evidence-based assessments and treatments for autism spectrum disorders.”

Saturday’s research sessions are

  • “Development of memory systems in the child’s brain;”
  • “Methodological issues in neuroimaging studies of skilled reading and reading disability: establishing brain/behavior links;” 
  • “IDEA, RtI, and the private sector: at a cross-roads;” and
  • “Instructionl influences on growth of literacy: the promise of individualization.”

Multi-day workshop sessions include sessions on Lindamood-Bell’s programs

  • “Visualizing and Verbalizing;”
  • “Seeing Stars;”
  • “LiPS.” 

 Single-day sessions include

  • “Talkies;”
  •  “On Cloud Nine Math;
  • ” LAC-3 Test” and “Symbol Imagery Test.”

For more information, visit http://www.LindmoodBell.com, or phone 800-233-1819.

tutoring in Columbus OH:  Adrienne Edwards  614-579-6021  or email aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com.

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