Autism and Brain Plasticity: 2018 Research

Apr 26, 2018 by Leslie Ferguson, MA, MFA

Autism researchEvery year, the highly esteemed Dr. Martha Burns reviews the freshest, latest research on autism, then translates it into understandable language for parents and practitioners alike. For Autism Awareness Month, read the top 5 facts we've learned, and 5 implications for treatment.   

Meet Liza: A Clinician Determined to Help Students with Autism

Jul 12, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Clinician talks about Fast ForWord reviews and autismLiza Herrera is a speech-language assistant and part owner of Wings Speech & Language Center, where more than 350 children with autism receive personalized services for a wide range of skills. One of the most powerful, life-changing interventions for these children is Fast ForWord. Why does Liza support Fast ForWord? Read to find out. 

Underperforming Student Success Strategies

Nov 15, 2016 by Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

eric-jensenWhen students come to school every day, here's their question to teachers: are you on my side or not? Are you a friend or a foe? Are you an ally or adversary?  See what practical classroom activities Dr. Eric Jensen recommends to build relationships and get results with your students -- you'll see their progress skyrocket. 

10 Facts About Your Wacky Brain

Sep 27, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong

facts about the brainWe've translated some lesser known facts about the brain into "kidspeak" to share with your learners. Did you already know #4? How about #7? Take a look!

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. 

10 Facts About How Poverty Impacts Education

Jan 26, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong

Is poverty US education's largest problem? facts about povertyFor Poverty Awareness Month, we've compiled 10 surprising facts about how poverty affects academic success and what can be done to counteract its effects.
 

13 Questions About The Build English Fast Solution

Sep 15, 2015 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

As you return to school this fall, do you have an increasing number of English language learners (ELL) in your class, school or district?ELLs and Fast ForWord  During our recent webinar, "Build the ELL Brain", Dr. Martha Burns discusses how the ELL brain develops and what interventions can help with English language development.  Take a look at the questions that Dr. Burns fielded at the end of the webinar and see if you can pinpoint students that you can help this year!

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.

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