Explore the Power of Play: Attend the Ultimate Block Party in NYC this Sunday, 10/03/10

Sep 30, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Explore the power of play at the Ultimate Block Party on 10/03/10 in NYC’s Central Park.  This event is for children of all ages and  emphasizes the importance of play in everyday life.

Increased Brain Activity in Reading-Related Areas After Using Fast ForWord Language

Sep 28, 2010 by Barbara Calhoun, Ph.D
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The results of a study conducted by Elise Temple and her colleagues find that students with dyslexia have reduced cortical activity in the temporo-parietal and inferior frontal regions.  The activation becomes more typical when students undergo intensive remediation with the Fast ForWord Language product and that the changes in cortical activation are correlated with improvements in early reading skills.

Fit Bodies Make Fit Brains: Physical Exercise and Brain Cells

Sep 23, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Sherrelle Walker discusses why physical exercise is important for both a healthy body and a fit brain.  She explains how exercise can help students stay more alert and attentive in the classroom.

Results from a “Gold Standard Study” Show Significant Student Gains in Language and Literacy Skills

Sep 22, 2010 by Logan De Ley
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A study conducted in Western Australia  using a randomized controlled trial design showed that students who used the Fast ForWord products made significantly greater language and literacy gains than students who did not use the Fast ForWord products.

Adolescence: What’s the Brain Got to Do with It?

Sep 21, 2010 by Sherry Francis, Ed.D
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Dr. Sherry Francis provides a glimpse into the world of the adolescent brain and explains what is happening for the typical teenager during these critical  years.

Register Today for our Fall Webinar Series!

Sep 16, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Alan November, Eric Jensen and Bill Daggett will be joining Scientific Learning for the fall webinar series starting this month.  The webinar series is designed to share the latest information and developments in educational technology and neuroscience.

40% of Non-Proficient Students Reach Reading Proficiency in One Year with Fast ForWord

Sep 14, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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Students were selected from grades one through eight to participate in this longitudinal study on the effects of using the Fast ForWord Reading software in Clarke County School District in Georgia.  It was determined that 40% of the non-proficient students reached CRCT reading proficiency in one year with the use of the Fast ForWord Reading software.

You Unplugged: Finding Balance with Extended Reading, Writing and Thinking Time

Sep 9, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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Dr. Bill Jenkins discusses how the constant use of the internet affects how our brains and how time “unplugged” from the internet can help our brains learn and focus better.

Teaching and Learning with Intent through Guided Reading Activities

Sep 7, 2010 by Terri Zezula
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Guided reading activities offer wonderful structures for bringing students and their teachers together, and engaging both in the teaching and learning process.

79% of ELL Students Increase Proficiency by One or More Levels

Sep 2, 2010 by Melissa Agocs
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79% of ELL students who used the Fast ForWord products  increased their proficiency by one or more levels in less than 4 months of product use.