Why Auditory Processing Disorders Are Hard to Spot

Oct 29, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Your most struggling student just isn’t listening – again. But could there be more to it? Auditory processing disorders can look a lot like inattention, and it’s not easy to tell the difference. Why is it so hard to figure out what’s going on?

Building Better Writers (Without Picking Up a Pen)

Oct 15, 2013 by Beth Rogowsky, Ed.D

All too often, teachers give little attention to the cognitive skills of writing. That’s a shame, because cognitive skills are the building blocks upon which writing depends.

The Neuroplasticity Revolution With Dr. Norman Doidge

Oct 8, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Norman Doidge, M.D., discusses why the concept of brain plasticity—the brain’s ability to grow and change in structure and function in response to experience—is “the most important change in our understanding of the brain in 400 years.”

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

As Classrooms Become More Diverse, How Do We Help All Students Grow?

Aug 27, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

The pressure on educators to meet state guidelines and community expectations is mounting. Find out how breakthrough interventions can help diverse student populations succeed.

Exclusive Webinars with Experts on the Brain and Reading

Aug 13, 2013 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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.

Study: Fast ForWord Improves Writing in College Students

Jul 23, 2013 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D

Have you wondered what the effect of the Fast ForWord program is on older students, or how it develops other skills besides reading?

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

Jun 25, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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?

Language-Based Learning Disabilities and Auditory Processing Disorders

Jun 18, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

New research centering on the electrical brain signals picked up by EEG is clarifying the relationship between auditory processing and language learning.

Underachieving Students: Why They Struggle and How Educators Can Help

Jun 11, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

How early does environment begin to shape children into successful students or underachieving students? The answer has to do, in part, with how early babies start acquiring the skills needed to learn to read.

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