About Scientific LearningThe story of Scientific Learning® begins with four research scientists: Michael Merzenich, William Jenkins, Paula Tallal, and Steven Miller. When the work of these four scientists intersected, their collaboration proved that the underlying cognitive processes that influence speech and language problems could be identified—and permanently improved. These findings led to the development of the Fast ForWord® program, a groundbreaking computer-based reading intervention. In early 1996, Merzenich, Tallal, Jenkins, and Miller formed Scientific Learning Corporation. Scientific Learning understands how people learn new things and acquire new skills. It's about brain plasticity, the brain's ability to reorganize itself in response to new experiences. Scientific Learning's expertise is based on more than 30 years of scientific research into how the brain learns.
It is known that learning is strongest when certain conditions are met:
- Critical tasks are practiced at an appropriate frequency and intensity.
- Practice takes place at the right skill level for the individual student—a skill level that continuously adapts to keep the student challenged, but not frustrated.
- Multiple skills are "cross-trained" at the same time for lasting improvement
- Rewards build as a student progresses, maximizing motivation.
- The learning environment feels "safe," so students are encouraged to take risks.
- The content is age appropriate and engaging.
Scientific Learning research scientists are experts in the fields of education and neuroscience; brain plasticity; auditory, developmental language, and reading impairments; psychology; behavioral algorithms; and multimedia technology.
Scientific Learning combines its scientific expertise with innovative and effective technologies to create products that exercise students' brains and accelerate learning.
Scientific Learning's learning acceleration solutions are being used in over 45 countries around the world.
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