New Summer Reading Boot Camp Kit from Scientific Learning Corp. Allows K-12 Educators to Help Struggling Readers Catch Up to their Peers

Ready-made kit for summer school programs includes the
neuroscience-designed Fast ForWord® program, training, and motivational
materials to help students make lasting gains

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#K12–To catch up to their peers, struggling readers need 10 to 30 times more
practice on reading skills. With the Summer
Reading Boot Camp Kit
from Scientific
Learning Corp.
(OTC PINK:SCIL), K-12 teachers and administrators now
have an all-in-one solution to provide the intensity of practice needed
to help students address the root cause of their reading difficulty and
achieve fast and lasting gains in summer school.

The Summer Reading Boot Camp Kit includes a bundle of Fast
licenses, web-based training, implementation instructions,
and motivational materials for students. Using this out-of-the-box
intervention program, educators can help students quickly fill in gaps
by preparing the brain to read, delivering intensive language and
literacy practice, and providing a personal reading coach for every

Developed by neuroscientists,
the Fast ForWord online reading intervention prepares the brain to read
by targeting working memory, attention and processing speed in the
context of language and reading exercises. It provides intense,
personalized adaptive practice in grammar, vocabulary, reading and
listening comprehension, which develops automaticity. Further, using
patented speech verification technology, the program “listens” to
students as they read aloud, offering support with decoding and
pronunciation at the moment they need it.

Boot camps work because they’re intense, and this intensity is
exactly what struggling readers need to remediate the underlying
difficulties that keep them from making progress,” said Robert C. Bowen,
CEO of Scientific Learning. “No other program is as evidence-based or
provides the level of intensity and corrective feedback that the Fast
ForWord program does. With the Summer Reading Boot Camp Kit, educators
simply open the box, complete the online training, and they’re set up to
succeed and have fun with their students. With this kit, educators can
help students beat the dreaded ‘summer slide’ and close persistent
reading gaps so they can start the school year ready to learn.”

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Scientific Learning Corp.
Hallie Smith, 619-888-0887