This is Your Child's Brain on TV

Mar 22, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong
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Seventy-five years after television was first introduced to American homes, we are just starting to realize its impact on learning and the brain.  But is TV the true culprit? Or is the real issue what's NOT happening during TV time? Read more about the risks of too much TV on the brain. 

13 Questions About The Build English Fast Solution

Sep 15, 2015 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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As you return to school this fall, do you have an increasing number of English language learners (ELL) in your class, school or district?ELLs and Fast ForWord  During our recent webinar, "Build the ELL Brain", Dr. Martha Burns discusses how the ELL brain develops and what interventions can help with English language development.  Take a look at the questions that Dr. Burns fielded at the end of the webinar and see if you can pinpoint students that you can help this year!

5 Things You Might Not Know About English Language Learners

May 27, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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English Language Learners ELLsIt’s no secret that the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States is booming. By 2025, nearly one out of every four public school students is expected to be an English learner. What do you know about this skyrocketing student population?

Top 10 Tips for Working With ELL Students

May 13, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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How can you help your ELL students participate more fully in the classroom so they can achieve to the best of their ability? Try these 10 tips for supporting English learners in improving their language skills and subject knowledge.

Summer Learning Programs, ELLs and the Achievement Gap

Feb 25, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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Educators are faced with responsibility and pressure like never before, so it’s no wonder that summer learning loss doesn’t often get the attention it deserves. But if every district offered a quality summer learning program to disadvantaged learners, some of those pressures might begin to let up. Here’s why.

The Truth About Kids’ Screen Time and Language Delays

Sep 24, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
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Excessive screen time is associated with language delays in young children, but there’s an even more important factor in early language development. Do you know what it is?

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

Exclusive Webinars with Experts on the Brain and Reading

Aug 13, 2013 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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It’s time once again for our Fall Webinar Series! Join us for all three webinars, discover the latest about the science of learning, and find out what you can do to help your most struggling learners succeed.

How to Help Your Young Child Build Literacy

Jul 30, 2013 by Beth Connelly, MS CCC-SLP
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During the early years, the brain prepares for learning through language development. Help young children build language skills with these simple and fun activities.

June 2013 Office Hours With Dr. Martha Burns: Which Product Should You Assign?

Jun 25, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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When is it appropriate to use each of the different products—Fast ForWord Language v2 versus Fast ForWord Literacy versus Fast ForWord Reading Level 1-5—and/or the Reading Assistant program?

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