2019 Update on Dyslexia Research

Oct 10, 2019 by Amy Takabori

DyslexiaThis week, to honor Dyslexia Awareness Month, neuroscientist and professor at Northwestern University Dr. Martha Burns presented our 5th annual webinar on updates to dyslexia research. Here are highlights from just two of the 2019 articles that Dr. Burns covered.

Brain Science and Reading Instruction

Aug 14, 2015 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D. and Martha S. Burns, Ph.D.

What are the major advances in effective reading instruction?Reading Achievement How can we use our understanding of how the brain works to help us conceptualize, implement, and monitor reading instruction?

New Research Shows How to Minimize Side Effects of Chemo

Aug 4, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

What effects does chemotherapy have on learning, memory and attention?  Childhood cancer cure rates are higher than ever but what impact does chemotherapy have on student achievement? Chemotherapy and Fast ForWordFind out more about how you can help children who have undergone chemotherapy treatments and are struggling in school.  

Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader [Infographic]

Sep 16, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

When a child struggles to read, we look to factors such as socioeconomic status or access to books. But brain differences are also part of the equation and should not be overlooked.

How Language Immersion Helps English Language Learners Succeed in School

Jul 17, 2012 by Norene Wiesen

The 'double whammy' for many young ELLs is that they experience poverty as well, and often do not get enough early language experience and exposure. How does early language help, and what kind of support do parents need to help their children succeed?

Language Skills Increase 1.8 Years After 30 Days Using Fast ForWord

Aug 25, 2011 by Andrew Ostarello

VIDEO: See how language comprehension improvement can be achieved with Fast ForWord. This study shows an average increase of 1.8 years after 30 school days.

Student Reading Improvement Nearly Doubles In Just 24 Days

Jun 28, 2011 by Andrew Ostarello

Student reading improvement nearly doubled for 208 1 stand 2 ndgraders after 24 days using Fast ForWord Reading 1 software from Scientific Learning. Watch our video presentation of the research study.