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Meet the Scientists Behind Fast ForWord

Posted on 1 June 2016

These aren’t the sort of superstars you’re likely to hear about that often in the media – but they are changing the world one...

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4 ways to prepare for NAPLAN testing

Posted on 19 April 2016

For some parents, teachers and students, NAPLAN time is a stressful time. What can you do to minimise stress and prepare effectively?

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How to get the most out of parent-teacher meetings

Posted on 15 March 2016

Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, parent-teacher meetings early in the year give you a great opportunity to get to know your...

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Fast ForWord wins e-School News Readers’ Choice Award

Posted on 11 January 2016

The Fast ForWord online learning and reading intervention from Scientific Learning is recognized by primary and high school educators for making the greatest impact...

School holiday programs and savings

Posted on 19 November 2015

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...

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Is working memory training the key to improving intelligence?

Posted on 4 November 2015

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...

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Why do some students find writing and spelling so difficult?

Posted on 29 September 2015

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...

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How should I talk to my baby?

Posted on 23 September 2015

Although your baby might not understand you yet, the way you speak to them in their first year can make a difference later on.

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New fMRI research using Fast ForWord programs with brain tumour survivors

Posted on 10 September 2015

A diagnosis of cancer in a child is frightening and overwhelming, but fortunately the cure rate of many childhood cancers is now very high,...

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2015 NAPLAN results: how to improve classroom achievement

Posted on 3 September 2015

The 2015 NAPLAN summary results have been released. Around 94% of Australian students are performing above the national minimum standard. If your child performed...