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Originally Broadcasted on
Wednesday, 24th March, 2021

Webinar: Improving Educational Outcomes by Enhancing the Perceptual, Cognitive & Language Skills of Students

Individual differences in basic perceptual and cognitive functions have been shown to affect speech perception, language and literacy skills, as well as social and emotional development.

In turn, individual differences in language and literacy skills have been shown to be highly predictive of overall academic achievement.

Both genetic and environmental factors have been shown to contribute to individual differences in basic perceptual, cognitive and language abilities.

Specifically, prospective, longitudinal developmental studies have demonstrated that both normal development of language as well as disorders of speech processing, language and reading, are linked to basic auditory processing speed, attention and memory.

Understanding the role of basic perception and cognitive abilities in academic achievement has led to the development of novel, neuroplasticity-based cognitive skills training strategies (Fast ForWord® www.scilearn.com) aimed at strengthening each student’s fundamental learning capacity.

The efficacy of Fast ForWord® training has been studied using behavioral, clinical, educational, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods. Results from intervention studies in laboratory, clinical as well as school settings will be presented.  Neuron Learning has worked with her in the past.

Her webinar is part of the free, weekly, online series “Pushing The Boundaries of Achievement Series –  the Latest Evolution of Applied Neuroscience” hosted by our partner Elite performance Solutions. These engaging webinars will include a panel discussion  and an opportunity for Q&A

About the Presenter

Paula Tallal, Ph.D. is a research scientist, professor, board certified clinical psychologist and entrepreneur. She received her B.A from New York University and Ph.D from Cambridge University. Over the past 40 years she has held academic positions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey and The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences and received continuous funding from NIH and NSF for her scientific research. She is a Board of Governor’s Professor of Neuroscience Emeritus at Rutgers, where she Co-Founded the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.

She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego. Tallal holds dozens of U.S. patents and won the Thomas Edison Inventor of the Year Award for her research leading to the invention of Fast ForWord®, the first individually adaptive (“smart”), neuroplasticity-based software, designed to remediate language-based learning disorders.

In 1996 Tallal Co-Founded Scientific Learning Corporation, the company that has brought Fast ForWord® to over 3 million struggling learners around the world. She is a sought -after international authority and keynote speaker on language and literacy development and disorders with over 200 academic publications.

She was honored to be invited to present testimony to the U.S. Congress on Dyslexia.