|[June 24, 2014]
New iPad App from Scientific Learning Corp. Helps Struggling Students Achieve Reading Gains
OAKLAND, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
shows that the iPad® can benefit learners of all ages, improving student
engagement and boosting perseverance. With more than 10 million iPads in
U.S. schools, these findings are particularly exciting for struggling
learners, who can be harder to engage and may have trouble enduring
learning challenges. Scientific
Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces the availability of the Fast
ForWord® program on the iPad, the latest in a continued effort to
provide preK-12 schools with options for treating the underlying cause
of language and reading difficulties. Click
Scheduled for release this fall, the new iPad app will enable schools to
provide the benefits of the Fast ForWord language and literacy
intervention to students through a new medium. The award-winning program
was developed by neuroscientists to address foundational language and
literacy skills, while concurrently developing memory, attention,
processing and sequencing skills. Students who use the program can make
up to two years' gain in three months in reading and language skills.
Students will be able to access and complete Fast ForWord exercises on
iPads in the classroom, at home, at the library or anywhere with an
Internet connection. In addition, the application's touch-screen
technology and animated graphics will make it easier to captivate
kindergarten and high school learners alike.
"While convenience is important to schools, what's even more important
is the ability to maintain the high level of gains they expect from the
Fast ForWord program," said Robert C. Bowen, CEO of Scientific Learning.
"Our new iPad application will make it possible for schools to expand
their use of Fast ForWord to help more students - from at-risk and
special education students, to English language learners, to gifted
students - accelerate their reading growth. The touch-screen
functionality of the iPad will also make it easier to use the program
with younger elementary and preschool students, which will make a big
difference in their academic careers."
Scientific Learning accelerates learning by applying proven research on
how the brain learns. Learners can realize gains of up to two years in
as little as three months and maintain an accelerated rate of learning
even after the programs end. Please visit www.scientificlearning.com.
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