Evidence of Effectiveness – Deep Diving into MySciLEARN Reports

Deep Diving into MyScilearn Reports
Is about deep data and how we are applying Smart Technology to our products for you to understand your students’ progress better.
It is a practical session directed at educators who use Fast ForWord programs and a good overview for those of you who want to see the power of data analysis in teaching.

You should learn:

(1) The Key Indicators to monitor for student success.

(2) The identification of each student’s individual needs.

(3) How to save valuable time by automating the preparation and communication of reports!

What if you could reach every struggling reader at your school with exactly the skills they need at just the right time? What if these students started to improve quickly, were self-motivated, and worked more independently?
Learn how the new version of the evidence-based Fast ForWord reading intervention program will bring a dramatic difference to your students this year, and provide you with one option to meet the needs of multiple student subgroups.


Title: Training Webinar – Deep Diving into MySciLEARN Reports!

Originally broadcast Date:  Thursday, September 27, 2018

Duration: 1 hour

Speaker Bio

Tom Chapin

Professional Development Manager

Scientific Learning

Fast ForWord language and reading intervention allows educators, parents, and clinical providers to easily track a learner’s progress. MySciLEARN reports and Reading Progress Indicator assessments ensure every learner receives the appropriate guidance and support necessary to become a better reader and better student.


MySciLEARN Reports


MySciLEARN reports are online data analysis and reporting tools tha

[spacer t track individual learner, classroom, school, and district level performance.

  • Automatically analyzes individual and group learning progress, including diagnostic and prescriptive information, displayed in graphs and tables
  • Offers timely and specific intervention guidance, providing recommendations to maximize the impact of classroom reading instruction and the effectiveness of the Fast ForWord reading intervention program
  • Provides future forecasting with insights into the potential effects Fast ForWord can have on a school district’s performance in as little as 1 year.

Accelerate English Skills with Neuroscience



Neuron English is the only English program designed by neuroscientists for YOUR curriculum
We adapt our materials to meet your classroom requirements.
Help your students become better learners by developing their cognitive skills.
Start by developing listening skills such as, English phonemes, vocabulary and oral comprehension
Give  your students  intensive practice that adapts to each participant.
Our speech verification technology  listens and corrects students as they speak aloud, like a guided pronunciation coach!

Lesson planners are available for each year  that you can adapt to your own class’s requirements
Each Lesson Plan is based on YOUR standards with differentiators between proficiency levels.
Teachers get free access to workbooks, class materials, videos and  presentations.
Teachers blend their classroom activities with on-line exercises that can be done at home or at school

Neuron English’s reporting and automated assessments make it easy to monitor learning progress.
Teachers get precise feedback on each student’s performance and errors which allows for timely intervention
We provide full professional training as well in-service days and follow-up seminars

Our programs builds attention and memory skills so  students are better able to process the sounds of English and then organize those sounds within words and words within sentences.

Fast ForWord provides intense practice. The program provides over 25,000 trials in academic language exercises, whereas other reading interventions provide just over 5,000. With 5 times the amount of trials, the progress comes fast.

This is a real fMRI data from a study conducted at Harvard and Stanford universities. Let’s look at the brain of a proficient reader and then a struggling reader. See the difference? After just 8 weeks, Fast ForWord helped weak readers develop the brain activity patterns that resemble those of strong readers.

With 55 patents in neuroscience and education and 300+ research studies, no other reading intervention program has been as thoroughly researched and reviewed as Fast ForWord.

You can depend on the quality, innovation and results that has made us the # 1 English language development software on the US government’s What Works Clearinghouse

The  programs builds language and reading systematically – from younger to older students, at high interest and  low ability all the way to International Baccalaureate level…

Proficient language and reading requires strong cognitive skills. This is why other English programs frequently don’t help struggling students. Each of the intervention exercises in our program cross-trains core language skills with equally important cognitive skills.

Give your students the best opportunity to accelerate their English skills and become better learners

Thank you for watching our presentation and Please Contact us for more details and access to the programs.


Webinar – New Science of Learning for Struggling Readers

Fasr ForWord, Neuron English


Fasr ForWord, Neuron English

Webinar – New Science of Learning for Struggling Readers

Presenter: Martha S. Burns, Ph.D.
Date/Time: Monday September 11, 2017, 9pm London UK
Length: 60 minutes
No Charge/Free

Updated with 2017 research, this is a must-see for those interested in how neuroscience is impacting education. See the latest research on how the brain is organized (or not!) for reading, and what’s happening with your struggling students. We’ll show how the science of learning has guided the development of technologies like Fast ForWord to improve the underlying memory, attention, and processing abilities that these students need to catch up, once and for all.

Marty Burns, Reading Assistant



5 Ways to Develop Executive Function for Early Learners

Free Webinar:



What are executive functions?

Executive functions are a set of cognitive skills that allow us to control our emotions and thoughts in the midst of an often-hectic world. A recent report from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard identifies three primary components of executive function: working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility.

Working memory is the ability to maintain and manipulate information for short periods of time, which is essential for executing planned sequences, whether that plan consists of dialing a phone number, carrying on a conversation, adding two numbers, or tying a shoe.

Inhibitory control is comprised of both top-down focus, or selective attention, and suppression of distractors or temptations. Selective attention is the ability to ‘tune in’ to a subset of the vast amount of sensory information that we experience in a constant stream. This is considered a top-down process because it’s directed by choice, while bottom-up distractors (external) or impulses (internal) are spontaneous. Adults depend on inhibitory control throughout daily life, for example, when driving a car with children in the backseat; children acquire it by learning social rules such as waiting to be called upon if they know an answer, or ignoring a sibling’s teasing.

Cognitive flexibility is called into play when a change in top-down strategy is warranted. This may be a procedural shift, such as realizing a math problem calls for multiplication rather than addition, or a situational strategy shift, such as knowing and following different behavioral guidelines inside school versus on the playground. Successful acquisition of this skill allows adults to adapt to different social conventions in different environments, and to adjust a work or task list based on an updated deadline.

Describing these cognitive skills independently obscures the reality that in most daily tasks, all are engaged simultaneously! However, research has shown that each of these skills is independent, and can be improved with training. We’ll share this research in future posts to explain why Kiko’s Thinking Time is such an important tool for developing children’s minds.

Harvard Working Papers

What is reasoning?

Over the years, researchers have investigated many different types of reasoning (e.g., fluid reasoning, analogical reasoning, relational reasoning, etc.), but a good general definition is the ability to integrate sets of information in order to solve novel problems. As you can guess, reasoning skills can be applied to almost any new challenge! Whenever we learn a new skill, we relate it to something we already know; when we come up against a new problem, we look for clues either from past knowledge or from the problem context to help us figure it out. Because schoolchildren are learning almost all of the time – whether it’s in school or out – they are constantly using their reasoning abilities.

Here is the link to the slides

Here is a short brochure for Kiko’s Thinking Lab.


Cognitive Skills for Early Learning

Kiko’s Thinking Time is a tablet-based app/browser app that trains cognitive skills necessary for school readiness including executive functions, with a focus on memory, attention and reasoning.

If you need help accessing the demos please contact us.