How Does Learning Coach Technology Work?

Aug 31, 2010 by Valerie Beattie, Ph.D
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Dr. Valerie Beattie from Scientific Learning explains how the Reading Assistant software works and its unique approach to helping students’ improve reading skills.

Announcing the Back-to-School Create a Character Contest!

Aug 26, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Scientific Learning is sponsoring a Back-to-School Create a Character Contest from August 25, 2010 – November 1, 2010.    Submit your entry today for a chance to win a flip camera!

One Half Year Increase in One Month with Reading Assistant

Aug 25, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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In a one-month intensive summer school program in 2009, students in Marion County Schools in West Virginia worked on the Reading Assistant program and saw growth of 68 points on the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), more than half the expected yearly gain of 100 to 120 points.

Building Unstructured Play Into the Structure of Each Day

Aug 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Even with the understanding of the importance of unstructured play for healthy development, we find it challenging--both as parents and educators--to make that time. But we can and we must, so here are a few ideas just to get you started.

Over 45% Relative Improvement in Students Reaching Proficiency

Aug 18, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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In four years, the percent of fourth graders in the district performing at or above Basic on the initial LEAP ELA test increased impressively from 53% to 78%, starting out far below the state average and then exceeding it.

Broward County, FL: “Fast ForWord has made me a more confident learner.”

Aug 10, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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In this video, Broward County School District staff and students share their thoughts about working with Fast ForWord software to build confidence and improve school test scores.

Musical Training and Cognitive Abilities

Aug 5, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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The debate over musical training and its benefits for the development of early cognitive abilities have raged now for almost two decades. Can classical music transform children into smarter, more effective learners?

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Developing Brain (Part 1)

Aug 4, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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So here you are! In front of you is a newborn, a tiny miracle. What do you do?  Does it matter how you hold it, feed it, talk it, attend to it?  The short answer is “yes”…