A College Senior Mailed Us a Letter

Oct 25, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Fast ForWord ReviewCaleb starts out by telling us about the worst semester of his academic career. 

Why Silent Reading Doesn’t Work for Struggling Readers

Aug 9, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Guided oral readingConsider what's happening during silent reading time in your classroom, when readers below-grade-level are silently looking at a book. They may appear to be benefiting from this, but the National Reading Panel's research shows otherwise. If silent reading doesn't work, what does? Check out the 5 recommendations here.

Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction: Which is Better for Word Learning?

Jun 28, 2017 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

word learningDo students learn better when instructors clearly outline learning goals (explicit instruction), or when students explore concepts independently (implicit instruction)?

Watch From Anywhere: Summer Professional Development

Jul 12, 2016 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Professional Development webinarsMake the most of summer by watching some of our most popular webinars to date on topics such as poverty, auditory processing, dyslexia and more. These can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your laptop, tablet or smartphone.  Enjoy!

3 New Research Findings on Fast ForWord

May 17, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong

Fast ForWord ResearchFast ForWord is one of the most researched reading interventions ever created, but what are researchers saying about it lately?  Here are three takeaways (translated from neuroscience-speak into terms you can understand) that have practical application for those interested in improving skills for those with dyslexia, auditory processing, language and reading issues. 

3 Tips For Your Reluctant Reader This Summer

Apr 28, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Summer is almost here!  What will you do to help your reluctant reader over the next few months?  Take a look at these 3 practical ideas.

Fast ForWord® at Home Scholarship

Oct 28, 2014 by Joanne Gouaux

Fast ForWord at Home ScholarshipDo you have a struggling reader at home, or know someone who does? For the first time, BrainPro is offering a scholarship for Fast ForWord. The recipient will be able to work on the Fast ForWord exercises free of charge for 4 months, with support from a trained BrainPro consultant. 

Dyslexia Legislation is on the Rise. But Why?

Oct 23, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

dyslexia legislationIn the past few years, more than a dozen states have passed or proposed new laws to raise awareness about dyslexia through increased screening, intervention programs, and teacher training. What’s behind the surge in legislation?

Meet the 1st Queen of Literacy, Dr. Linda Nash!

Oct 21, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Dr. Linda NashDr. Linda Nash, Supervisor of Federal Programs/Grants in Cookeville, TN, has been crowned our first Queen of Literacy. She received 24% of all the votes cast (5,472!) and has won an all-expense paid trip to our National Circle of Learning Conference (virtual registration now open)! I caught up with Dr. Nash by phone to learn more about her life as an educator.

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.

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