Start the School Year on the Right Foot with Unique 'Brain Fitness' Exercises that Help Accelerate Learning

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Studies show “fit” brains learn better in the classroom. BrainPro® innovative learning tool helps students get ahead of the curve to ensure a successful year.

“I have used Fast ForWord professionally with students for 15 years with tremendous results, and it is fantastic to see this same amazing brain technology available for home use.”

With education budgets across the nation being cut, schools have fewer and fewer resources available to students who may be struggling. If a child falls behind, the school may not have the resources to provide additional tutoring necessary to bring him up to speed. Fortunately for parents, the effective Fast ForWord® program used successfully by professionals for 15 years is now available in a home learning program called BrainPro Services.

BrainPro® Services combines the proven Fast ForWord techniques with the remote support of a highly experienced and trained tutor. The program has helped correct many students’ reading problems by exercising the brain and developing cognitive skills in a fun and engaging way. Effectiveness studies show that the Fast ForWord software used in BrainPro can improve reading skills of some children by as much as two grade levels in as little as 12 to 16 weeks. If started at the beginning of the school year, students and their parents can expect to see real and lasting results by the end of the first semester.

“I have used Fast ForWord professionally with students for 15 years with tremendous results, and it is fantastic to see this same amazing brain technology available for home use,” says Geri Drelxer, a Florida-based speech language pathologist with 45 years experience.

Developed by educational leader Scientific Learning, BrainPro® Services uses patented technologies that leverage the science and opportunity of “brain plasticity.” A group of neuroscientists at the University of California—San Francisco and Rutgers University studied how the brain changes when people learn and what conditions are necessary for learning to take place. They discovered that exercising brain processing skills through intensive, adaptive activity can cause physical changes that enhance attention span, processing speed and memory capacity, improving overall learning ability.

“By regularly exercising mental processing skills to improve brain fitness, children can create physical changes in the brain that result in enduring gains in language and reading skills,” said Paula Tallal, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. “The goal is to create better thinkers who are able to tackle all sorts of subjects and who enjoy school and life-long learning.”

The Fast ForWord software used in BrainPro is the most well researched educational software on the market today with more than 220 efficacy studies, and has, until now, only been available in professional settings. Teachers of students who use Fast ForWord products report that they are more engaged, more confident and participate more in class.

“The skills my daughter has learned and the changes that have occurred in her brain impact every area of her life, even outside of school,” says Suzy Heffernan, mother of a BrainPro tutored student and a speech language pathologist at a Long Island elementary school.

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About Scientific Learning
Scientific Learning provides education software to K-12 schools, educational institutions, speech and language clinics, and learning and tutorial centers around the world. The company’s science and technology-based solutions are available in more than 40 countries to help struggling readers accelerate their learning and reach their potential. Scientific Learning delivers successful implementations and predictable achievement gains so schools and providers around the world can focus on the needs of their students.

About Fast ForWord®
The Fast ForWord® family of products from Scientific Learning increases brain processing efficiency through intensive, adaptive exercises that develop and strengthen speed, processing rate, attention, recall, and knowledge—the cognitive skills essential for learning and reading success. Fast ForWord products cover a wider range of skills to improve additional critical language and reading skills such as phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, working memory, syntax, grammar, and other skills necessary to learn how to read or to become a better reader.

Media Contacts:        
Amy Burger                        
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Raymee Alper
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Jessica Lindl        
Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Product Mgmt        
Scientific Learning Corporation        
(510) 625-6784        

Investor Contact:
Bob Feller
Chief Financial Officer
Scientific Learning Corporation
(510) 625-2281


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