Language-Based Learning Disabilities and Auditory Processing Disorders

Jun 18, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

New research centering on the electrical brain signals picked up by EEG is clarifying the relationship between auditory processing and language learning.

Underachieving Students: Why They Struggle and How Educators Can Help

Jun 11, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

How early does environment begin to shape children into successful students or underachieving students? The answer has to do, in part, with how early babies start acquiring the skills needed to learn to read.

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.

Student Engagement Strategies That Can Help Your Learners Read Better

May 28, 2013 by Maura Deptula
With limited instructional time and the added pressures of today’s classrooms, what should we be doing to ensure every student leaves the classroom able to read better than they did when they arrived?

Robot Teachers and Video Games: Tech Tools for Students with Autism

May 21, 2013 by Joseph DuLaney
Researchers are discovering that some technologies can elicit learning breakthroughs for students with autism. The trick is making school feel less threatening and more predictable.

Auditory Processing Skills and Reading Disorders in Children

May 14, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

It’s not exactly news that there’s a relationship between auditory processing and reading disorders, but mounting evidence points to a “highly significant” correlation.

The Parent Trap: Getting Your Struggling Learner to Do Homework Independently

Apr 30, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
We want our children to be independent learners, but getting them there can be difficult. These tips can help.

Why Dr. Timothy Rasinski Thinks Reading Fluency Should Be “Hot!”

Apr 23, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Reading fluency is often misunderstood and undervalued by educators. Find out why boosting fluency is one of the keys to improving comprehension.

Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, and the Road to College: Maria’s Story

Apr 9, 2013 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.

What happens when a mother realizes that her dreams for her child may be shattered because that child struggles with auditory processing issues, dyslexia, or other challenges never imagined?

Reading and Riding: How Learning to Read is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

Apr 2, 2013 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D

Most learning, it seems, is facilitated by an assist, scaffold, or support provided by another. Learning to read and learning to ride a bike are no exception.   

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