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August 16, 2018
Top 10 New Fast ForWord Features That Students and Educators Will Love

The excitement is building around Fast ForWord Foundations I, the flagship of the new Fast ForWord. We have received great feedback from early reviewers, so we just have to share the buzz. Here is a top ten list with some big wins for students, for educators, and for the whole Fast ForWord family. Students are […]

August 2, 2018
ADHD vs. APD - Understanding & Managing Your Child’s Condition

All children struggle with attention and understanding from time to time. When those struggles are impacting your child’s life and happiness, it’s time to get a better understanding of what’s going on. Conditions like ADHD and auditory processing disorders are common, but often misunderstood. We’re dedicated to helping families and caregivers understand and support children […]

June 28, 2018
Our Top Four Webinars: Summer Learning

We compiled our top four webinars of the last year based on your interests!  Approximately 25,000 people registered for these four webinars throughout the last year.  Interest in these webinars came in from all over the world!   Make the most of your summer by watching these webinars on topics such as autism, dyslexia, learning and […]

June 14, 2018
ADHD Symptoms by Age [Infographic]

Wondering if your child is showing signs of ADHD, is having normal, age-appropriate attention and behavior struggles, or is dealing with another attention issue altogether? Curious about how your child’s diagnosed ADHD may develop over the years? You’re not alone. Children of all ages struggle with attention, impulse control, and energy levels at times, and the signs and […]

June 11, 2018
When Symptoms Overlap - Differentiating Attention Issues

For children under the age of 18, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When a child is struggling with forgetfulness, fidgeting, careless mistakes, and sleep problems, ADHD is often the diagnosis, but there are many medical conditions that also cause these symptoms. When symptoms […]

May 16, 2018
8 Issues (Other Than ADHD) That Could Be Causing Attention Problems

Hyperactivity, lack of attention, and/or impulsivity are commonly associated with ADHD in kids, but there are many other causes of those symptoms. It’s important to look at the full picture, which means having a solid understanding of what ADHD really looks like and what other issues could be causing a child’s attention problems. According to […]

May 1, 2018
3 Ways We've Made the New Fast ForWord Better

For everyone at Scientific Learning, developing the New Fast ForWord has been an opportunity to step back and reflect on what we are doing well and where we can improve. Every day we see Fast ForWord users making dramatic gains in language, reading, and learning skills. However, we also see students who struggle with a […]

April 26, 2018
Autism and Brain Plasticity: 2018 Research

Scientists are deep in the trenches discovering the factors involved in developing autism and how to effectively "retrain" the brain through intensive interventions.       Director of Neuroscience Education and Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University, Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., recently presented a webinar that provides the very latest information about the brain’s role in autism and how to […]

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