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Why Schools Are Avoiding The Dyslexia Label

Words Matter When It Comes To Dyslexia
One of the most unfortunate words in the English language is “dyslexia.”  It is used to scare parents, to threaten schools, to label kids, all of which are problems enough.  However, the bigger problem with the term dyslexia is that, as used in common parlance, it does not exist!

Dyslexia is a description of reading skills, best defined by Dr. …

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3 Day Fast ForWord Protocol Research

Research Briefing
A new 3-day a week, 30 minute a day protocol was added to Fast ForWord software last month.  This makes the program much more accessible for busy families and for children who struggle with the rigor of the 5 day a week routine.

Scientific Learning, the founders of Fast ForWord software, are nothing if not thorough and dedicated to sound science and positive outcomes for their…

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The Educational Goal Posts Are Moving

Is your child moving with them?
It used to be that all educational goals related to acquiring knowledge.  Scientia potestas est, knowledge is power.  There is even a charter schoo…

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Examining Medical and Natural ADD Remedies

The Brave New World of ADD Therapies
ADD Treatment Can Be a Drug Free Zone

For several decades ADD has been trea…

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Keeping Up With Common Core Reading Proficiency

Changing Definition of Reading Proficiency
Reading proficiency for elementary age children in the US has long been measured in words read per minute. But proficient reading is much mor…

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Fast ForWord Reinforces CCSS Reading Skills

New Patent Issued
Educational technology continues to advance and make a difference in the lives of children and adults who are challenged with learning differences. Recently, Scientific Learning continued to make their mark in this field with a patent awarded by the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). This patent focused on the development by Scientific Learning for a method of learnin…

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