Building a Foundation for School Readiness for Low-Income Children

Jan 17, 2019 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

School readinessSchool readiness skills begin in early childhood.  When parents work extra hours or come home too tired to read or play, children may not receive enough attention to develop the cognitive skills needed for school success.

How Fast ForWord Fills In Missing Literacy Skills in Autism: One Mom’s Story

Sep 27, 2017 by Amie Wozniak, Autism Mom and Advocate

Thriving with Fast ForWordThere's no go-to handbook for parents that have a child with special needs or learning differences. But you can learn from others' experiences. Check out this mom's account of how Fast ForWord has helped her son with autism make dramatic language and learning improvements!

Our Top 5 Most Popular Webinars: Watch Now!

Jul 26, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Summer PD webinars watch nowMake the most of summer by watching our 5 most popular webinars from the last year. Recorded webinars can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your computer, your tablet, or your smartphone and start your summer learning. Enjoy!

5 Don’ts (and Do's!) for Brain Awareness Week

Mar 8, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong

When students understand the limitless potential of their brains, anything is possible!Brain Awareness Week  But what if you're using new information in the wrong ways? Read more to see if you're on the right track, and plan some time next week to talk with your students about the brain's fascinating ability to change for the better. 

How Do ADD, Dyslexia, and Auditory Processing Disorder Overlap?

Dec 15, 2015 by Lynn Gover

Teachers may perceive learners with any of these struggles as not trying, not paying attention, or being disruptive. ADD-Dyslexia - Auditory Processing DisorderIn fact, what’s happening is that they try to pay attention but can’t follow what’s being said. Here, we summarize Dr. Martha Burns' presentation on the latest research on ADD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder, and how they overlap in surprising ways. 

Executive Function - The Foundation for School Readiness

Sep 29, 2015 by Grace Wardhana

What is executive function?  What skills does it include?executive function skills  Learn more from Grace Wardhana, our guest blog author, as she explains executive function skills and why they are important in your younger learners.  She also describes some interventions that you can use with your learners to help them build these critical skills.

Path Out of Poverty? Education Plus Neuroscience

Jul 14, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Research has indicated children who are raised in poverty are at a possible disadvantage for academic success.  How can this cycle be broken?  poverty neuroscienceRead more from Dr. Martha Burns on how poverty can affect cognitive functions and what solutions are available to help mitigate its long term effects.

4 New Research Findings About Autism

Apr 21, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Autism AwarenessWith 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with autism, what are some of the latest research findings on autism?  What are some of the interventions that might be effective in children with autism?  Take a look as Dr. Martha Burns explores 4 new research findings on autism.

How Learning A New Language Actually Rewires the Brain

Feb 17, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

How can learning a new language rewire the brain?  Take a look at the latest research into how the brain responds when learning a new language and how this has the potential to impact lifelong learning and cognitive control.

Reading to Learn: Do We Expect Too Much of Fourth Graders?

Nov 10, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

Reading to LearnA new study out of Dartmouth University shows that the 4th grade “shift” from learning to read to reading to learn isn’t as clear cut as educators have thought. What does the study reveal about reading development and what does it mean for teachers?

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