New iPad app from Scientific Learning Corp. addresses reading

Monday, July 7, 2014

Research shows that the iPad can benefit learners of all ages, improving student engagement and boosting perseverance. With more than 10 million iPads in U.S. schools, these findings are particularly exciting for struggling learners, who can be harder to engage and may have trouble enduring learning challenges. Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces the availability of the Fast ForWord program on the iPad, the latest in a continued effort to provide preK-12 schools with options for treating the underlying cause of language and reading difficulties.

Scheduled for release this fall, the new iPad app will enable schools to provide the benefits of the Fast ForWord language and literacy intervention to students through a new medium. The award-winning program was developed by neuroscientists to address foundational language and literacy skills, while concurrently developing memory, attention, processing and sequencing skills. Students who use the program can make up to two years’ gain in three months in reading and language skills.

Students will be able to access and complete Fast ForWord exercises on iPads in the classroom, at home, at the library or anywhere with an Internet connection. In addition, the application’s touch-screen technology and bright, animated graphics will make it easier to captivate kindergarten and high school learners alike.

“While convenience is important to schools, what’s even more important is the ability to maintain the high level of gains they expect from the Fast ForWord program,” said Robert C. Bowen, CEO of Scientific Learning. “Our new iPad application will make it possible for schools to expand their use of Fast ForWord to help more students — from at-risk and special education students, to English language learners, to gifted students — accelerate their reading growth. The touch-screen functionality of the iPad will also make it easier to use the program with younger elementary and preschool students, which will make a big difference in their academic careers.”

About Scientific Learning Corp.

Scientific Learning accelerates learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning’s results are demonstrated in over 270 research studies and protected by over 55 patents. Learners can realize achievement gains of up to two years in as little as three months and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end.

Today, more than 2.2 million learners have used Scientific Learning software products. The company provides products directly to parents, K–12 schools and learning centers, and in more than 45 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-810-0250.