A Sluggish Economy’s Drag on a Generation’s Ability to Perform and Achieve

Dec 2, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
The effects of the challenged economy could negatively affect young children’s ability to achieve for years to come.

Kindergarten Phonemic Awareness Activities - Develop Phonemic Awareness Skills

Nov 30, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Try these Kindergarten phonemic awareness activities to help young children develop early reading skills.

Phonics Practice - National Reading Panel Approaches to Phonics Practice

Nov 23, 2010 by Terri Zezula
Phonics practice and instruction has been proven the most effective reading instruction for K-6 learners.  There are 5 different approaches that can be used with students.

The Speech and Language Connection: The Nursery Rhyme Effect (Part 1)

Nov 16, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
In the development of speech and language in young toddlers, nursery rhymes play an important role by helping children to master language.

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Developing Brain (Part 2)

Oct 28, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
The stimulation in the world around the infant sets up the experiences that the brain uses to wire itself for later learning.  How can parents help babies prepare for the “listening” demands of school?

Creating Reading Intention to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills in Students

Oct 26, 2010 by Terri Zezula

Improve reading comprehension skills in students by priming your reader’s brain. Discover reading comprehension strategies that allow your reader to experience a text with intent.

The Inspirational—Remarkably Human—Child Prodigy

Oct 21, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Child prodigies have amazing gifts and talents at young ages, so why do they only rarely grow up to be adult geniuses?

Building a Foundation for Academic Success

Oct 15, 2010 by Logan De Ley

Research shows that extensive reading experience makes better readers.  How much print exposure does a child need to achieve reading fluency and the verbal skills and world knowledge required to succeed in school?

Early Learning Success Leads to a Leg Up in Life

Oct 7, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Early learning experiences such as kindergarten and preschool education pay off for kids.  Children who participate in a preschool program are more likely to graduate from high school and college. 

Students Show Improved Auditory Attention and Early Reading Skills After Fast ForWord Intervention

Oct 5, 2010 by Barbara Calhoun, Ph.D

After 29 days of using the Fast ForWord products, students 6 to 8 years of age saw both improved auditory attention and improved early reading skills.