Carter’s Story: Diagnosing and Treating Dyslexia

Jun 16, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Carter dyslexiaMeet 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.

 

Parent Checklist: Is My Child At-Risk for Learning Issues?

Jun 2, 2015 by Kristina Collins

parent checklistIs 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!

3 Tips For Your Reluctant Reader This Summer

Apr 28, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Summer is almost here!  What will you do to help your reluctant reader over the next few months?  Take a look at these 3 practical ideas.

Alternatives to Medication in the Treatment of ADD

Mar 24, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

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?  

Nearly 20 Years Later, What Have We Learned From Hart and Risley?

Feb 3, 2015 by Norene Wiesen

Early language experienceIn 1995, research by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley revealed how differences in early language experience fuel the achievement gap in our nation’s schools. It’s been almost two decades, so why haven’t we made more progress?  We interviewed Dr. Steve Miller to find out.

When Test Scores Go Up, Do Cognitive Skills Increase?

Dec 2, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

The amount of attention schools devote to improving standardized test scores is controversial. A new study by John Gabrieli at MIT is shedding some light on what’s not being measured. The results are food for thought.

5 Tips For Success from Your Fellow Educators

Nov 18, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

NCOL 2014Customers from across the country – and even China – came together in Dallas, TX, to share and learn from others the best tips for success with Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant. Here are 5 tips you can learn from them!

Fast ForWord® at Home Scholarship

Oct 28, 2014 by Joanne Gouaux

Fast ForWord at Home ScholarshipDo you have a struggling reader at home, or know someone who does? For the first time, BrainPro is offering a scholarship for Fast ForWord. The recipient will be able to work on the Fast ForWord exercises free of charge for 4 months, with support from a trained BrainPro consultant. 

Dyslexia Legislation is on the Rise. But Why?

Oct 23, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

dyslexia legislationIn the past few years, more than a dozen states have passed or proposed new laws to raise awareness about dyslexia through increased screening, intervention programs, and teacher training. What’s behind the surge in legislation?

Meet the 1st Queen of Literacy, Dr. Linda Nash!

Oct 21, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Dr. Linda NashDr. Linda Nash, Supervisor of Federal Programs/Grants in Cookeville, TN, has been crowned our first Queen of Literacy. She received 24% of all the votes cast (5,472!) and has won an all-expense paid trip to our National Circle of Learning Conference (virtual registration now open)! I caught up with Dr. Nash by phone to learn more about her life as an educator.

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