Beating Bullying for Better Learning

Dec 16, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Beating bullying and keeping our schools safe for all students can dramatically impact the lives and quality of education for students.

Brain Plasticity: A New Frontier For Education and Learning

Nov 11, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

In the book, The Brain That Changes Itself,  Dr. Norman Doidge reveals a fascinating look at the brain and how it can re-wire itself through the lifespan by the concept of Brain Plasticity.

Listen: Don’t Ignore the Benefits of Music on the Brain

Nov 4, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Music training has been shown to improve cognitive skills, auditory skills, and pattern recognition and thus has the potential to impact student achievement. The benefits of music in schools should be carefully weighed as we evaluate its place in the school day.

Neuroscience for Kids?!

Oct 18, 2010 by Pam Combs
Dr. Eric Chudler will be joining Scientific Learning as a keynote speaker at the 2010 National Circle of Learning in Las Vegas, NV on November 4 – 5, 2010.  He is the creator of the Neuroscience for Kids website.

Dyslexic Learners Dramatically Improve Reading Skills with Fast ForWord

Oct 12, 2010 by Barbara Calhoun, Ph.D
In a study by Nadine Gaab and her colleagues, dyslexic learners who used Fast ForWord products for remediation improved their reading skills by focusing on improving rapid auditory processing and oral language skills.

Students Show Improved Auditory Attention and Early Reading Skills After Fast ForWord Intervention

Oct 5, 2010 by Barbara Calhoun, Ph.D

After 29 days of using the Fast ForWord products, students 6 to 8 years of age saw both improved auditory attention and improved early reading skills.

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

Sep 28, 2010 by Barbara Calhoun, Ph.D

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.
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.

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

Sep 21, 2010 by Sherry Francis, Ed.D
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
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.