I sat down with Liza to hear her perspective on why Fast ForWord works so well for children on the autism spectrum, even if the child is not yet verbal. Liza started by sharing a story about a young adult named Cory, whom she’s known for many years, and who happened to also be at the center the day of the interviews!read more
Every year, parents and educators work hard to help their children and students learn as much as possible, squeezing in all the high-value knowledge they can. But come the end of the school year, a solid percentage of that learning — anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks — is lost during summer vacation. This is especially true for children with learning challenges.read more
There is considerable evidence both for and against self-directed and exploratory learning, so there is a great opportunity for neuroscience to examine the ground-level differences between these and more traditional methods of instruction and how the brain reacts to each. One of those differences is the subject of current investigation: the divide between explicit and implicit instruction.read more
Reading aloud with expression is a foundational reading skill students should be developing between grades 1 – 5. It is pretty easy to recognize when someone skillfully reads aloud in an expressive manner. However, to effectively teach or assess this skill, a closer examination of its features, development, and relationship to other reading skills is needed.read more
Up to 70% of patients living with MS report cognitive issues. A group of researchers at NYU ran a 135-person study to see if remote administration of brain training could benefit patients. They selected BrainHQ exercises because of our emphasis on speed of processing—a signature deficit in MS patients.read more
This article was originally written and published on the Scientific Learning Website.