New app from Scientific Learning Corp. allows schools to provide access to Reading Assistant on the iPad to help students improve their reading levels 50 percent beyond expected gains


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Scientific Learning Corporation
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Oakland, Calif. — March 16, 2016 — To provide a new way to deliver individualized reading coaching to beginning readers, struggling readers and English language learners, Scientific Learning Corp. (OTC PINK:SCIL) today announces the availability of the Reading Assistant™ program on the iPad. Reading Assistant is the only software that uses advanced speech recognition technology to correct and support students as they read aloud, helping them improve their reading grade level up to 50 percent more than students receiving classroom instruction alone, in the same time period.

Now available in the iTunes App Store, the new app enables K-12 schools with a Reading Assistant program license to provide the program’s benefits to students through a new medium. With the app, students can log in and work on Reading Assistant at school, at home or anywhere with an Internet connection. Combining the iPad’s touchscreen technology with Reading Assistant’s animated graphics, high interest reading selections, and frequent comprehension checks makes it easy to keep students motivated and focused. In addition, teachers can easily measure comprehension and fluency improvement through easy-to-view reports.

“Every educator knows that students benefit from extra reading practice, especially when it’s combined with immediate feedback and support,” said Robert C. Bowen, CEO of Scientific Learning. “Our new iPad application makes it possible for schools to expand their use of Reading Assistant and provide a personal reading coach for every student who could benefit from guided oral reading instruction. No other program or e-book provides comparable real-time guidance and feedback.”

In 2014 Scientific Learning announced the availability of its Fast ForWord® program on the iPad. The award-winning program was developed by neuroscientists to address foundational language and literacy skills, while concurrently developing memory, attention, processing and sequencing skills. By adding the Reading Assistant app, Scientific Learning now offers iPad users the only interventions that address the full language to literacy continuum, from listening, to speaking, to reading.

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