Building Listening Skills to Improve Focus and Attention

Aug 30, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

building listening skillsWhat is a normal attention span for kids? Learn more about age-appropriate attention spans and how you can help build listening skills and focus in your child!

Impaired Auditory Processing in Children from Low-Income Homes

Mar 7, 2017 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

sound-povertyThe "30-million word gap" has received a great deal of well-deserved attention. But, focusing on vocabulary only is missing the point. The problem begins way earlier than previously thought and has serious implications for reversing the seemingly intractable achievement gap.   

New Study Suggests Fidgeting Helps Students With ADHD Learn

Dec 1, 2015 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is known to affect approximately 11% of school-aged children, ADHDand new research into ADHD indicates that fidgeting may help students learn better. Learn more about how to incorporate movement in your classroom to help your students.

Let Them Play! The Best Medicine for Summer Learning

Jun 30, 2015 by Kristina Collins

importance of playWhat are your kids doing for summer vacation?  Are you attempting to find several activities for them to do?  Recent research indicates that unstructured play might be just the thing to help your kids this summer to build essential skills that they will need in the classroom when they return to school in the fall. So read more to learn about unstructured play and why it might be just as important as swimming lessons for your kids this summer.

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.

Assessing ELLs for Special Education: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Aug 19, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Assessing ELLs for special educationWhen educating English language learners who are struggling, how do you know when it’s time for a special education referral? How can you be sure you are assessing ELLs fairly, not mixing up linguistic and cultural diversity with cognitive ability and intellectual functioning?

4 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom

Jun 24, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

Use iPads in Classrooms Getting students creating with the iPad is as easy as knowing what tools are available and imagining how those tools can be used to support classroom learning. Teachers who aren’t sure where to begin can try one of these ideas, easily adapted for learners of different ages.  

Keep Learning This Summer - Four Must-Watch Webinars for Teachers

Jun 10, 2014 by Alexis Hourselt

School’s out for summer! While it’s a great time to relax and reset before the start of the next school year, it’s also a great time to catch up on professional development. This summer, check out some of Scientific Learning’s most popular webinars on brain science topics to help your students.

Latin and Greek Morphemes Build Vocabulary

Apr 29, 2014 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D

Phonics teachers know that knowledge of word families can help students sound out many words such as tall, call, calling, west, crest, tallest, etc. It’s much the same with Latin and Greek morphemes, which not only provide clues to the pronunciation of words, but also help students determine the meaning of words.

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