In the News
The Macarthur Chronicle
December 7, 2010
The Macarthur Chronicle newpaper explains how Picton High School's P&C is funding the Fast ForWord program in their school. The school has been delivering the program to a small number of students over the last three years with such success that they have now chosen to renew and extend their licence to enable more children to benefit. Read more.
Fast ForWord Channel 7 Sunrise Interview - Dr Burns - VIEW NOW
ABC Radio National Breakfast Interview - Dr Burns - LISTEN NOW
Research into how the brain works and how children learn is beginning to yield results educators cannot ignore, says Robyn Collins.
Lifetime TV, The Balancing Act Show
August 13, 2008
Sherrelle Jiggitts Walker from Scientific Learning discusses brain plasticity, struggling readers and how Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant can strengthen brain processing and literacy skills to increase reading proficiency in students of all ages.
Kenmare Community School - Ireland
Neuroscience & Education - Enhancing all Student's Capacity to Learn
What do you do if a student has trouble learning despite your best efforts? Neuroscientists are beginning to understand why some students to learn easily and others struggle, and what to do about it, as Martha Burns explains.
The Age, Melbourne
Denise Ryan, July 23, 2007
Fast Forward for Slow Learners
Can online programs really re-wire the brains of children with learning difficulties? Denise Ryan investigates.
Many students with learning difficulties are either not identified or are misdiagnosed by teachers as being lazy or having behavioural problems, according to speech pathologists and education experts. Recent brain science research shows the brain is more "plastic" and changeable than previously thought, indicating that students with learning difficulties can be helped in new ways.
Education Views, Brisbane
July 12, 2007
Reading Problems Linked to Language Skills
Historically, reading disorders have been diagnosed and treated as separate and distinct from other learning disabilities. However, researchers, educators, and therapists have long recognised the strong correlation between reading and language disorders.
Sunday Times, Perth
March 24, 2007
Fast Forward on Literacy
A Perth trial of the Fast ForWord program aimed at helping children with learning delays has achieved dramatic gains in literacy in just 10 weeks.
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney
July 10, 2003
Sounds Like a Way Forward for Kids.
Most children love to play word games in the car. They pester mum and dad until they agree to join them in "I Spy", or some other guessing game. But for children with an auditory processing disorder (APD), it would be so much trouble to just hear the differences between letters like B and D, or M and N, that the game would be no fun at all.