Your Child's Amazing Brain

Jan 29, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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The time your child spends living with you is critical to the shape of his brain for the rest of his life. You actually have a great deal of control over your child’s “brain power” by building the brain’s super highway system and then paving the highways and byways that will allow your child to select among a variety of adult vocations and live a fulfilling life. 

Davenport, IA, Succeeds with State-Funded Preschool

Jan 26, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Three years ago, Iowa's Davenport School District created a state-funded preschool program for 4-year-olds.  Enrolled students spend 2 or more hours a day in the classroom.

2010 Visionary Conference - Save the Date

Jan 21, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Are you a private provider of Scientific Learning products in the U.S. or Canada?  Then mark your calendars for our upcoming Visionary Conference in San Diego Thursday - Saturday, March 18 - 20, 2010.  Be sure to let us know if you'd like to participate!

Brain Fitness Webinar: Disrupting Class

Jan 19, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Michael Horn spoke about disruptive innovation in the classroom at one of our live webinars in early October.  If you missed the live webinar, you can catch a replay via our brain fitness podcasts.

The 30 Million Word Gap in Language Experience Puts Kids At Risk

Jan 14, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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The achievement gap begins for many students before they enter the Kindergarten classroom. Children aren´t born with a vocabulary, yet educators and reading researchers have long identified the differences in word knowledge and vocabulary as key indicators of student readiness. Here are a couple of key findings:

Liberty Public Schools Improves Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Scores

Jan 12, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Over the last three years, Liberty Public Schools has achieved steady increases on MAP scores and Franklin Elementary has achieved even greater gains. From 2008 to 2009, the percentage of Franklin Elementary students scoring at the proficient level or above on the MAP jumped from 65 percent to 82 percent in communication arts, and from 69 percent to 80 percent in mathematics.

Reading Intervention and Brain Fitness: One School's Story

Jan 7, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, PA, had a problem: some of their adolescent students were not engaging at school, and many of those students were struggling readers.  The school shifted its reading intervention efforts from building reading skills to building a reading-ready brain with Fast ForWord® software.  

ADHD & Other Attention Problems - Ensure Academic Success By Early Detection

Jan 5, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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As educators, we see students come through schools every day with any number of challenges—emotional, psychiatric and physical problems of all kinds. On that continuum, attention issues—even more so than depression, anxiety or disruptive behavior—appear to be more important to later success than previously thought.

Welcome to the Science of Learning Blog

Jan 5, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Hello and welcome to The Science of Learning blog, providing information to educators, parents, scientists, and academics on the science of brain plasticity and ways to accelerate learning for children and adults. 

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