Top 10 New Fast ForWord Features That Students and Educators Will Love

Aug 16, 2018 by Logan De Ley, MA, MS

Fast ForWord Foundations IThe new Fast ForWord Foundations I is here!  Fast ForWord with SmartLearning Technology is now easier and faster to use with built-in motivations and interventions. Learn more about the latest and greatest improvements with Fast ForWord.

What Weak Cognitive Skills Look Like in the Classroom

Mar 21, 2017 by Linda Gajowski, M.Ed., MS

weak cognitive skillsThe idea that cognitive skills can be improved — and that IQ is not fixed — is a relatively new concept in education. Here’s a breakdown of the four main cognitive skills you’ll see in students, and how to improve them.  

How to Improve Auditory Processing Speed Using Fast ForWord

Jun 28, 2016 by Ann Osterling, MA CCC-SLP

Sky GymIn this post, a veteran Fast ForWord provider explains how the exercises in Fast ForWord work to improve auditory processing speed -- plus, she offers advice on what to do when your child, student or client begins to struggle on the most challenging exercises: Sky Gym and Jumper Gym.  If you have experience with successful strategies too, share in the comments! 

10 Tips for a Great Parent-Teacher Connection This Year

Sep 1, 2015 by Lynn Gover

Are you about to meet your child's teacher for the first time?Parent Teacher Conference Do you have a Parent-Teacher conference coming up? Here is a checklist of tips to help you stay in communication with your child's teacher for the upcoming school year.  Use these ideas to get the year started on a good foot.

10 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher This Year (Don’t Forget Cognitive Skills!)

Sep 2, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

It’s back to school…again! Your child is getting to know a new teacher and facing a host of new expectations. How can you be sure that you are prepared to help your child get the most from this school year? Getting the answers to these questions can help.

Building Better Writers (Without Picking Up a Pen)

Oct 15, 2013 by Beth Rogowsky, Ed.D

All too often, teachers give little attention to the cognitive skills of writing. That’s a shame, because cognitive skills are the building blocks upon which writing depends.

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.

What Educators May Not Know about the Neuroscience of Learning

Nov 6, 2012 by Scott Sterling
In a recent webinar, Dr. Paula Tallal discussed her original research on auditory processing, its relationship to language development, and the far-reaching effect that deficiencies in those area can have on learning.

What Makes a Good Reader?

Jul 3, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Why is it that some children learn to read faster than other children, and what foundational skills can be strengthened to improve a child’s ability to read?

Preventing Summer Brain Drain with Dr. Martha S. Burns

May 29, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

The stronger the pathways in the brain, the easier it becomes for a child to learn and retain information. How will your child stay sharp over the summer?

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