Another Scientific Learning Corp. product, Reading Assistant, is also recognized for its excellence in helping students build reading and fluency skills


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Oakland, Calif. — Dec. 2, 2016 — District Administration magazine, one of the nation’s top providers of news and information for K-12 school district leaders, has named the Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ programs from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTC PINK:SCIL) as 2016 Readers’ Choice Top Products award winners. The winners were selected by the magazine’s editors from among hundreds of nominations received from the magazine’s readers — K-12 education administrators and leaders — for products they believe are helping school districts excel.

The only reading intervention that has been substantiated by research at Rutgers, Stanford, Harvard, MIT and Cornell — and supported by more than 250 research studies — the Fast ForWord program helps students improve their language and reading skills by addressing the underlying foundational difficulties that keep them from making progress in school. It starts with cognitive skills like memory, attention and processing speed and works from the bottom up, using the principles of neuroplasticity. Students who use the program can improve their language and reading skills by up to two grade levels in as little as three months, simultaneously boosting performance across all areas of study. Research also shows that these gains endure over time.

The online Reading Assistant program is the only tool that uses speech recognition technology to support and correct learners as they read aloud, building reading fluency and comprehension with the help of a supportive listener. No other program or e-book provides comparable real-time guidance and feedback. With Reading Assistant students receive individualized reading coaching every time they use the software, making the most of each instructional minute.

“Our students use the Fast ForWord products to build foundational reading and language skills, and then we move them to Reading Assistant to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary,” said Allison Oxford, director of instructional support services at Murray County Public Schools in Georgia. “We believe that with these programs, we can sustain the high levels of achievement we’ve experienced the past several years.”

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