What’s on Your Kids’ Summer Reading List?

Jul 16, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
Do you know any kids who are looking for a great book to read? Check out our summer reading list and discover compelling titles for kids of all ages.

Cooperative Learning Strategies in the Classroom

Jul 9, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Students in cooperative learning groups don’t always allow each other equal participation. For a more inclusive environment, try these strategies.

June 2013 Office Hours With Dr. Martha Burns: Which Product Should You Assign?

Jun 25, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
When is it appropriate to use each of the different products—Fast ForWord Language v2 versus Fast ForWord Literacy versus Fast ForWord Reading Level 1-5—and/or the Reading Assistant program?

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.

Response to Intervention and Special Ed Stats: Progress Report

May 7, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
Very few learners who enter special ed ever exit—only about 3%. The Response to Intervention model seeks to change that statistic. How has it performed so far?

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