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.

 

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.

What the Common Core Standards Mean for Special Education Students

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

The Common Core standards are considered challenging for general education learners - and they’re meant to be. But given that challenge, many educators wonder what it means to hold special education students to the same standards. How are educators expected to get underperforming students to proficiency?

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.

Growing Together: Connectomes, College Students, and Practical Tips for Providers

Jun 4, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Find out how Fast ForWord helped college students become better writers, and learn about connectomes—comprehensive maps of the brain’s neural connections. Click here to view presentations by Dr. Paula Tallal & Dr. Martha S. Burns.

How a Low Performing School Achieved Double-Digit Gains

Nov 20, 2012 by Scott Sterling

Dr. Martha Burns from Scientific Learning and Mr. Charles Wilson, Principal of Korematsu Discovery Academy, presented a live webinar that discussed how Korematsu achieved a double-digit test-score gain and emerged from PI status in only two school years

Reading to Learn: Meeting the Challenge of Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Jul 19, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Data shows that about two thirds of third grade students are reading one or more levels below proficiency.  Many states have passed legislation to improve third grade reading proficiency, but how can educators help their students accelerate their acquisition of the reading skills needed to meet academic expectations?

Sara’s Story: From 6 Months Behind In Reading to the Accelerated Reading Class

Nov 17, 2011 by Norene Wiesen
VIDEO: Watch Sara’s first-hand story of one student’s remarkable progress with the Fast ForWord program when she was his coach.

My Son Announced He Was Dropping Out of High School: Mary’s Story

Sep 15, 2011 by Norene Wiesen
A veteran educator was shocked when her son announced he was dropping out of high school.  But after the Fast ForWord program, he tested a year above grade level in reading and was back in school. Watch >> 

Changing the Culture of Poverty by Doing Whatever It Takes

Jul 28, 2011 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.
Breaking the cycle of poverty is the aspiration Geoffrey Canada had in mind when he created Harlem Children’s Zone. Read his story and discover how early learning skills can have a long-term academic impact on students.

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