The Fast ForWord online learning and reading intervention from Scientific Learning is recognized by primary and high school educators for making the greatest impact in their schools.
Kick start 2016 with the perfect blend of learning and fun with our new Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant blended program – for just $60 per month, you can now add Reading Assistant on to your Fast ForWord subscription.
The summer holidays are nearly here! After a long school year, kids need a break. But it’s also important that they stay healthy – physically and mentally.
During the holidays, many children rarely read a book, write a story or practice their times tables. Unfortunately, on returning to school, it’s often found that children’s learning levels have taken a step backward; leaving them at a disadvantage for the next year. Sonic Learning’s school holiday programs Sonic Learning offers three evidence-based online school holiday […]
In 2008, psychologist Susanne Jaeggi conducted a ground-breaking research study; contrary to the long-held belief that one’s intelligence was fixed, Jaeggi’s research showed evidence that working memory training actually improved participants’ fluid intelligence (the ability to adapt to new situations and solve novel problems rather than accumulating knowledge).
If a student can learn to read well, we expect that they will also be able to spell and write effectively. For many students, this is not the case. Why?
Although your baby might not understand you yet, the way you speak to them in their first year can make a difference later on.
A diagnosis of cancer in a child is frightening and overwhelming, but fortunately the cure rate of many childhood cancers is now very high, and effects on learning and thinking are being investigated. Very recently, a new study was published indicating that the neuroscience-based intervention, Fast ForWord, provides significant improvements in learning to read after […]
The 2015 NAPLAN summary results have been released. Around 94% of Australian students are performing above the national minimum standard. If your child performed below the national minimum standard on reading, writing or spelling, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve.
During the winter months, it’s common for children to pick up common colds and complain of ear aches. What many people don’t realise is that these colds and ear aches can interfere with our children’s language and speech development, cause behavioural problems, and create learning difficulties at school.
Dr Martha Burns, Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist, reveals 4 of the latest Autism research findings for 2015. These exciting findings highlight the excellent work that is being done by scientists around the world, who continue to answer important questions about autism. [su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#eeeeee” link_color=”#ffffff” size=”1″ margin=”5″] 1. Autism is in the genes Genes are critical to […]
Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each new sentence. Attention – attention must be given both to writing and also thinking what to write next. Processing speed & sequencing – it takes a lot of brain power to […]
You’re well into the swing of the new school year, and your child has had some time to get to know their new teacher and get used to a new set of expectations. How can you make sure you’re prepared to support your child throughout the rest of the year so they can get the […]
The first two weeks of school are a time when students and teachers build relationships, set expectations for learning, and reinforce the routines for behaviour. Follow these tips to help your child cope.
New research shows that in order for a student to become a fluent reader, they need to read a large variety of texts (much more than the mass-produced school readers). This infographic shows factors that contribute to good readers, and below we answer some of your questions about the Reading Assistant program. What is the […]
Check out this infographic to find out where reading happens in the brain, how auditory processing is related to reading, and how to help struggling readers at a brain level. You might also like: NSW school improves NAPLAN results with Fast ForWord program 4 strategies to work through challenges for students with learning difficulties Auditory […]
“If you make the training a priority now, you will reap the rewards for life!” Fiona, Joe’s mum, recently submitted a Fast ForWord program review. She says, “Our expectations of the program were exceeded. When Joe’s teachers told me they have never seen such gains made in spelling and reading by any of their other […]
Narooma public school is leading the field of education by using neuroscience based learning programs to help their students build the cognitive skills needed for efficient and effective learning and reading.
Fast ForWord can now be used on both computers and iPads!
Last night, Channel 10’s The Project featured a segment on Alzheimer’s Disease. Part of the story highlighted a three pronged approach for preventing Alzheimer’s:
“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations for their year level in reading, or even below the national minimum standard, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve. We answer some frequently asked questions about […]
Many children with processing difficulties, in particular Auditory Processing Disorder, become introverted or quiet in the classroom or workplace because of the at times overwhelming amount of noise or activity. In her recent TED talk and subsequent interview with Kate Torgovnick May, Susan Cain provides some excellent advice on how to deal with and teach […]
Students with learning difficulties often have trouble at school because they don’t have effective strategies for working through challenges.
eSchool News Readers’ choice awards name the Fast ForWord Program as a top education technology program
The Fast ForWord online reading programs are recognised by primary and high school educators for making the greatest impact in their schools.
On June 1, 2014 the “60 Minutes” program on Channel 9 in Australia ran a segment about the Arrowsmith School in Canada. The program showed some of the 35 Australian children whose families have relocated or split to allow their children to attend the school.
“I can’t do it.” “I’m dumb, I’ll never be able to read.” “I can’t be bothered, it’s too hard.” “It’s too easy, I’m bored.” Have you ever heard your child or student say something like this ? Everyone talks or thinks like this sometimes but if it happens a lot , it’s a real problem. It’s called learned helplessness.
It’s the May edition of Sonic Learning’s neuroscience and learning news. It’s a great way to learn a lot in a short time. Enjoy!
“Ben, put on your shoes and socks, get your bag from your room and meet me at the car.” Predictably, Ben forgets at least one of these instructions, causing him and his mother to run late. Why does a seemingly bright kid like Ben forget simple instructions? It could be Auditory Processing Disorder.
Welcome to the April edition of Sonic Learning’s Neuroscience and Learning Roundup – a collection of what’s been firing up our neurons from around the web.
You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition spring from. This “pop-psychology” view of the right and left hemispheres has made quite an impact on popular culture – there were books written instructing individuals on how to “draw with the […]