SCIENTIFIC LEARNING CORP. SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR

EDNET IMPACT AWARD

 

2009 marks the second consecutive year the Oakland, Calif. company has been

lauded for its important contributions to the education industry

 

 

Oakland, Calif. — August 27, 2009 — For the second year in a row, Scientific Learning Corp. (NASDAQ:SCIL) has been named one of three finalists for the EdNET Impact Award. The award, to be presented Sept. 14 at the 2009 EdNET Conference in Chicago, recognizes the organization that has made the most significant impact on education through quality educational support and instructional resources.  

 

Scientific Learning was selected as a finalist by a panel of leading education industry experts. The Impact Award is part of the prestigious EdNET Industry Awards program that recognizes organizations that have made important contributions through their products and programs to the education industry in the past year.

 

Scientific Learning is the creator of the Fast ForWord® family of products which accelerates learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, the Fast ForWord software provides struggling readers with computer-delivered exercises that build the cognitive skills required to read and learn effectively.  Scientific Learning also offers the Reading Assistant™ software which combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based interventions to help students strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

 

“Scientific Learning is honored to be a finalist for this prestigious award for the last two years,” said Andy Myers, president and CEO of Scientific Learning. “It recognizes the impact our company has made on education by applying research and technology to improve student learning. By helping to strengthen brain processing and literacy skills, our products have helped diverse students — including at-risk students, students performing below their potential, English learners, and special education students — achieve significant gains and become proficient, lifelong readers.”

 

EdNET founder and president, Dr. Nelson B. Heller, said, “The EdNET awards judging team, coordinated by partner and sponsor, Educational Systemics®, identified nine organizations who personify the thought leadership of our industry. Their products and services are influencing the future of our nation by providing students and teachers with new and exciting learning opportunities and tools.”

 

About the EdNET Industry Awards

The EdNET Industry Awards program was created in 1992 to champion the efforts of progressive organizations helping to revitalize the nation’s educational system. The program has been honoring leaders for 17 years at the EdNET Conference, which is produced by MDR, the leading provider of marketing information and services for the U.S. education market. Now in its 21st year, the EdNET Conference is the education market’s premier annual networking conference. The EdNET 2009 Conference will be in Chicago, Sept. 13-15. For more information, visit www.EdNETconference.com or phone 800-333-8802, ext. 4693.

 

About Scientific Learning Corp.

Scientific Learning creates educational software that accelerates learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, the Fast ForWord® family of products provides struggling readers with computer-delivered exercises that build the cognitive skills required to read and learn effectively. Scientific Learning Reading Assistant™ combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based courseware to help students strengthen fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to become proficient, life-long readers. The efficacy of the products has been established by more than 550 research studies and publications. For more information, visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-358-0212.

 

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