Is poverty US education's largest problem? For Poverty Awareness Month, we've compiled 10 surprising facts about how poverty affects academic success and what can be done to counteract its effects.
What are 5 common myths surrounding dyslexia? Dr. Martha Burns uses recent research to debunk some of the commonly held myths about this misunderstood learning disorder.
As you return to school this fall, do you have an increasing number of English language learners (ELL) in your class, school or district? 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!
Are you about to meet your child's teacher for the first time? Do you have a Parent-Teacher conference coming up? Here is a checklist of tips to help you stay in communication with your child's teacher for the upcoming school year. Use these ideas to get the year started on a good foot.
What are the major advances in effective reading instruction? How can we use our understanding of how the brain works to help us conceptualize, implement, and monitor reading instruction?
Research has indicated children who are raised in poverty are at a possible disadvantage for academic success. How can this cycle be broken? Read more from Dr. Martha Burns on how poverty can affect cognitive functions and what solutions are available to help mitigate its long term effects.
Meet Carter, a 4th grader from Northern California. He has dyslexia, and without that diagnosis and the help of the Fast ForWord program, says his mom, he would not be where he is today – in fourth grade with his peers.
Is your child at-risk for academic or learning issues? Take a look at this checklist to see if your child struggles in any of these areas. Summer is the ideal time to help your child get ahead in these areas before next school year!
Attentional problems in students have increased over the last few years and these problems can create significant learning challenges for students. What are some alternatives to medication in treating ADD and other attentional problems?