How I Became an Early Reader

Nov 12, 2013 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D
Do you recall how you learned to read? Were you an early reader, someone who learned to read before starting school? I was an early reader and so were my brother and sister. Yet, we didn’t learn to read in the way that most early readers learn. My parents didn’t read books to us at home, so what did they do right?  

The Neglected (But Necessary) Goal of Your Reading Program

Oct 22, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
How is fluency the necessary bridge between word recognition and comprehension, and how do we get students there?  Learn more from reading and fluency expert, Dr. Timothy Rasinski, as he shares more on the link between fluency and comprehension.

The Neuroplasticity Revolution With Dr. Norman Doidge

Oct 8, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Norman Doidge, M.D., discusses why the concept of brain plasticity—the brain’s ability to grow and change in structure and function in response to experience—is “the most important change in our understanding of the brain in 400 years.”

Reading Fluency Infographic: Countdown to Comprehension

Oct 1, 2013 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Research shows that reading fluency is the key to building solid comprehension. How can you help your students become more fluent?

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

Teaching Inference as a Reading Strategy: The What, the How, and the Why

Sep 3, 2013 by Maura Deptula

Students must connect with more than the mechanics of reading. They must approach texts like detectives and find the meaning that lies behind the words that they read.

Exclusive Webinars with Experts on the Brain and Reading

Aug 13, 2013 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
It’s time once again for our Fall Webinar Series! Join us for all three webinars, discover the latest about the science of learning, and find out what you can do to help your most struggling learners succeed.

What’s on Your Kids’ Summer Reading List?

Jul 16, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
Do you know any kids who are looking for a great book to read? Check out our summer reading list and discover compelling titles for kids of all ages.

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.

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