WHAT: A free webinar for K-12 educators interested in learning why some students fail to improve their reading skills despite repeated intervention.

WHO: Dr. Martha S. Burns, noted neuroscientist and Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University.

WHEN: Tues., Feb. 5 – 3 p.m. EST, 12 p.m. PST

REGISTER: http://www.scilearn.com/company/webinars/realtime.php

Oakland, CA – Feb. 1, 2013 – Why are some adolescents so obsessed with texting, video gaming, and Facebook, and not thinking about the skills they need to get a job or into college? Why do so many adolescents have trouble getting to sleep at night, then have trouble waking up in the morning? How do teachers entice a reluctant adolescent reader to invest more time on academics in general, and reading in particular?

Join Dr. Martha Burns, a neuroscientist and leading expert on how children learn, on Tues., Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. PST for a webinar to learn why so many adolescents plateau, what is happening in their brains at this time of great change, and what educators can do to move students forward once and for all.

The webinar is sponsored by Scientific Learning Corp., makers of the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant family of products. An online reading intervention based on over 30 years of research into how the brain learns, the Fast ForWord program accelerates learning by strengthening the key pathways in the brain that help students learn. The online program, which can be implemented in a variety of settings, addresses reading skills and concurrently develops foundational cognitive skills like memory, attention, processing, and sequencing. These cognitive skills are central to all learning, resulting in improved outcomes for reading and other areas.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. Go to: http://www.scilearn.com/company/webinars/realtime.php

Media inquiries: Leslie Eicher, Eicher Communications Inc. – 314-965-1776

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