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New Jersey Inventors Hall Of Fame Honors Paula Tallal, Co-Founder Of Scientific Learning, With Inventor Of The Year Award

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame has selected Scientific Learning Corp. (Nasdaq:SCIL) co-founder Dr. Paula Tallal to receive an Inventor of the Year Award. A cognitive neuroscientist and board-certified clinical psychologist, Tallal will receive the award for her patented and innovative research leading to the creation of the company's Fast ForWord® family of educational software products, which are used in school districts across New Jersey and in more than 40 countries around the world.

Tewksbury Township School District

The Tewksbury Township School District in Califon, N.J. is one such example and recently decided to expand its Fast ForWord implementation after conducting a pilot at Tewksbury Elementary School with selected students in grades one through four. The Fast ForWord program accelerates learning by applying proven research by Tallal and others on how the brain learns. Through individualized, adaptive exercises, students build reading, language, and cognitive skills that are foundational to learning. The program supports struggling students, as well as those working at or above grade level, by improving their ability to learn and retain knowledge.

During the 12-week pilot, students worked on the Fast ForWord software 40 minutes a day, five days a week. All students in the pilot group displayed growth on the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). More than half of the students displayed significant gains, moving up at least one grade level in independent reading ability. Two of these students increased their independent reading level by two grade levels.

This school year, the Tewksbury Township School District also plans to add Scientific Learning's Reading Assistant program to its two schools. Reading Assistant software combines advanced speech recognition technology with research-based reading instruction to help students strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District

Other New Jersey districts, such as the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District in Englishtown, N.J., have been using the Fast ForWord program for several years to improve student learning.

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