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How Recording Yourself Improves Your Thinking & Learning

Out-of-School Learning Business - Rewards & Challenges: Monique Peters

How to Capitalize on Your Introverted Personality in Education

Poor Brain Connections Key Factor in Learning & Cognitive Difficulties

How to Get 7 Months Reading Gains in 7 Weeks

What is Fast ForWord123?

Building Student Learning Capacity - The Missing Link in Education

Educational Neuroscience:  A Wave of Change for Teachers & Students

Sarah 2.0: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Inflammation

The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr Norman Doidge: Book Review

Attention, Listening Skills & Fast ForWord - Dr Martha Burns Update

ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment?

When did you finish school? Does it matter for your brain?

Is Augmented Reality the Future of Learning?

The times are a-changin' (at school too): Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate

Make Educational Neuroscience Work in Your School - 7 Tips

10 Ways to Develop Your Child's Brain for Reading Success

5 Essentials for Effective Neuroscience Learning Capacity Programs

What's Happening with Artificial Intelligence in Education & Learning?

Neuro-performance: Better Brains for Sport, Business and Learning

How To Turn Family Vacations Into Learning Opportunities  for Children

Tutor Anne-Marie O'Hagan: Importance of Family Involvement in Learning

Dyslexia: Intervene Early to Improve Brain's Auditory Processing Speed

How to Teach Kids about Money Management in a Practical Way

34 Dyslexia Questions & Answers with Dr Martha Burns

“Word Nerd” Leonie Swift: Why Plain English is Key to Communication

Easy Ways to Make Science Fun for Your Kids

How to Learn From YouTube: For Your Studies, Hobbies and Work

How to Make Online Learning Accessible for People with Special Needs

Can Meditation and Mindfulness Improve Your Learning?

Devon Barnes: 35 Years in the “Learning Difficulties Mindfield” .

How Art Can Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Brain Fitness for Children in 26 Centres Across Asia & the Middle East

Volunteer Hindu Scripture Teacher in Primary School: Kaushik Murali

Primary Teacher: Success for Her Struggling Students with Fast ForWord

Anne Donnell: Gallipoli Nurse’s Story on New Guided-Reading Technology

Teaching STEAM, “soft” Skills, Minecraft and Lego Robots: John Burfoot

Evolution of Educational Neuroscience Technology in 21st Century

Are Teen Girls More Vulnerable to Bullying than Boys?

5 Keys for Building Maths Skills: Dr Dion Khlentzos

Learning Difficulties: 16 Terms Explained for Parents & Teachers

Online Coaching for Parents of Children with Autism: Ash Bhattacharya

One Book a Day Means Almost 300,000 More Words Before Kindergarten

Teaching Theatre in India: Sophie Bawa - Bollywood, Human Photocopiers

Rebuilding a Brain after Chronic Inflammation: Sarah Rasborsek's Story

Should Your Students Get a Social Media Digital Licence?

What to Wear to Get the Job You Want -  Bernadette Payne

How to Navigate the Transition from School Year 12 to Tertiary Study

What Does Pinocchio & Facial Profiling have to do with Career Choices?

A Free-Range Global Career: Jess Leondiou Explains How & Why

Communicating from Complex to Simple: Dr Judy Ford

How Rapid Trait Profiling Helps Improve Communication & Relationships

Remedial Reading on Steroids - A Learning Support Teacher's Story

How to Make Career Decisions at the End of Secondary School

The 5 Biggest Challenges to Learning a Language

How to Use Strengths & Positive Psychology in Teaching - Penny Nesbitt

Are Robots Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Are You as Smart as a First Grade Student?

Dr Marianela Diaz - Innovative Early, Bilingual Education in Panama

10 New Fast ForWord Features Teachers & Parents Love

Career Planning in Secondary School: Start Early & Keep Options Open

Why Work Experience is Too Valuable to Miss Out on Doing

Mothers and Mothers-To-Be: Memory & Learning Reduced by too Much Sugar

Year 10 Students: 4 Principles for Senior Subject Selection    

50 Year study: Behaviour influences income more than IQ    

560 Sydney Primary Students Sign Pledge Against Bullying

How Do We Reduce Bullying in Our Schools?  NSW Government’s 4 Criteria

4 Year Old's First School Assignment: Make a Video & Post It Online

Jack Ma: Teach Soft Skills, Not Knowledge, to Compete with Machines

Social Skills Training Can Help Lonely Children

Students with Better Social Skills Achieve Higher Test Scores

 Year 12 Final Exam: Turning a Negative Result Into a Positive

Why Sullivan’s Mother got Fast ForWord for Autism Help: Address Root Causes

Read Aloud to Remember More 

Educator Evidence Based Decisions Survey 2017: Teachers Trust Teachers

Ekamai International School: Building English Language Brains Fast

ENS 2017 Asia Conferences: Accelerating Learning for all Students

Apprenticeships & Trades – a Good Way, and Maybe Best for Many

Do Children Learn Enough about their Future Finances?

After the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) - What Next?

Elite athletes: Leaving clues to better learning for all students

Is this your future classroom?

Educating with Neuroscience 2017 Conference Series expands to Asia

Autism & Fast ForWord123: What a Difference a Few Months Make

Fast ForWord123 rated highly by techlearning.com

Eyes Not Necessarily the Window to the Soul for People with Autism

Spoon-feeding students – hand it out, or let them starve?

Paying Attention: It's Harder Than You Think

Do Girls Really Have More Maths Anxiety than Boys?

Musical brains and where they can take your children in the future

It Hurts to be Excluded - Educating with Neuroscience 2017 Conferences

Fast ForWord Founder: Award for Contribution to Neuroscience

Improve Executive Function with Fast ForWord123 Exercises

Monkeys Don't Eat Salad: Educating with Neuroscience 2017 Conference

How You Can Spot Weak Cognitive Skills in Your Classroom

25% improvement in writing skills in 11 weeks using Fast ForWord123

How Learning Music Helps Develop Reading Skills: Dr Nina Kraus

What's the one question EVERYONE answers "YES"?

Fast ForWord: How Much Evidence is Enough? Science & Real World

Fast ForWord & Dyslexia: International Dyslexia Association

Advice you didn't ask for: 5 Tips for a Better Life from Dr Merzenich

Social & Emotional Skills: Not Hippie Nonsense, It’s Science

250 Research Studies Published on Fast ForWord & Reading Assistant

Macquarie Uni’s MUSEC Briefing # 28: Academic vs Real World Evidence

New for English Language Learners: Build English Fast Resources

Brain HQ Beats other Adult Brain Fitness Programs: WA Uni Study

Autism: Parents of Twins Design Interactive Social Skills Training

Education – Australia’s Leaning Tower of PISA?

Bullying Can be Even Worse for Children with Disabilities

Double " teaching as usual" reading gain - 146 NSW primary students

A Tale of Two Brain Training Companies: Science vs Hype

How Poverty & Disadvantage Impacts Learning for 730,000 Children

Uni of California Neuroscience: New Insights Into How Brains Develop

Latin Dancing & Brain Training: Keys to Brain Fitness?

3 Famous Neuroscientists: How Brain Plasticity Helps Human Potential

Can Practice Improve Attention? A New Method to Train Attention Skills

Free Early Learners Neuroscience Program for 70 Schools & PreSchools

What is Neuroplasticity & How Does It Impact Education?  (Infographic)

Classroom environment: Not just rooms of Ikea furniture. Simon Brooks.

How Important are Student-Teacher Interactions? Simon Brooks

5 World Firsts: Fast ForWord Brain Training & Reading Programs

New Wearable Technology So You Can Monitor Your Attention

Fast ForWord Neuroscience Programs a Success at Covenant College

Educating with Neuroscience Conference 2016, Melbourne 26 August

Thinking Routines in the Classroom. Not Just an Activity? Simon Brooks

Cultures of Thinking: Simon Brooks on Using the Force of Opportunities

How Fast ForWord Helped Finn: Autism, Language & Reading Improvements

Cultures of Thinking: Simon Brooks on the Cultural Force of Modelling

How Fast ForWord Helped Heal and Restore a Life: Ester’s Story

Dawson Now Loves to Read, Thanks to 6 Weeks of Fast ForWord

Cultures of Thinking: Simon Brooks on using the Force of Time

Cultures of Thinking: Simon Brooks on Using the Force of Language

Cultures of Thinking: Simon Brooks on Using the Force of ‘Expectations’

Greg Miller shares new St Luke’s Catholic College Innovation Vision

How Students Improve with Educational Neuroscience Programs

New Western Sydney School a Radical Shift from Traditional Education

Should teachers be readers? A light hearted look with two teachers

New Oppositional Defiant Disorder Infographic for Parents & Teachers

4 Neuroscientists: How Fast ForWord Was Built & The Future

Educational Neuroscience Helps Students: Special Needs to Mainstream

Peter Carabi: English Language Learning with Fast ForWord

Educator Simon Brooks: Student or Teacher Centred Learning?

Leadership Expert John Spence: Reading is Path to School & Life Success

Educator Simon Brooks: Implementing Cultures of Thinking in Schools

1 million Students Risk Reading Failure, says Dr Jennifer Buckingham

Dr Pete Goss, Grattan Institute: About NAPLAN & Student Disadvantage

An Education Revolution: Templestowe College Principal Peter Hutton

Special Education Teachers Have Extraordinary Skills

Prof John Hattie: What Works Best & What Doesn’t Work in Education

NAPLAN: Alarming Achievement Gaps says Grattan Institute's Dr Pete Goss

Music Educators Brad Fuller & Peter Orenstein: Collaborative Teaching

Nervanix Attention Software Boosts High Value Learning: Dr Steve Miller

New Sound Scouts App Improves Access to Hearing Tests for Children

How to Deal with Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Dr Shan Ong Explains

Phonics Instruction Activates Brain Area Best Wired for Reading

Colin Klupiec - Northside Radio: Learning Capacity, Education, Reading

Educational Neuroscience is Not Pop Science, says Cogmed’s Mimma Mason

Creating Cultures of Thinking: Dr Ron Ritchhart - Harvard University

Teacher Cameron Paterson: Using Cultures of Thinking in the Classroom

6 Maths Myths & 6 Ways You Can Build a Positive Maths Attitude

Principal's New 7 Way Reading Program: Fast ForWord & Reading Assistant

How to Create Successful Readers: 5 Articles from Scientific Learning

Why Working Memory Is So Important for Learning: Cogmed Can help

Improving Reading with Fast ForWord: USA School, Bridges Academy

How Fast ForWord Improved Student Outcomes in Canada School District

Lessons About Learning from Coal Seam Gas Activist, “The Frackman”

A Student Called “Australia” – Gabbie Stroud’s Hope for Education

Fast ForWord Helped Mac with Auditory Processing, Writing & Spelling

How Your Brain Learns to Read: Professor Stanislaus Dehaene

Amelie & Fast ForWord: 2 Years Gain in Reading & Maths Despite ADHD

20 years of Fast ForWord – Where is Educational Neuroscience Headed?

“Phenomenal” improvements for son after Fast ForWord, says Father

In the Quest for School-Readiness, Has the Fun Gone from Preschool?

What's in an ATAR? Answers from Career Counsellor, Gordon Doyle

Urana Public School: 5 Years of Success - Fast ForWord Brain Training

A New Zealand School Found Fast ForWord & Helped Struggling Students

When Will Educational Neuroscience be an Integral Part of Teaching?

Your Attention Spotlight: How You Can Improve it for Better Learning

Five Common Causes of Anxiety About Transitioning From School

Fast ForWord Helped George Overcome His Learning Difficulties

Educational Neuroscience in Action - School & Parent Success Stories

Executive Function: The Foundation for School Readiness

A New Way to Measure & Predict an Individual's Attention?

Could Too Much Sugar be Limiting Your Child's Learning Capacity?

5 Signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder & 4 Ways to Help an ODD Child

USA Congress Dyslexia Testimony - Fast ForWord Founder Dr Paula Tallal

How Technology Can Help Early Primary Students Improve Reading Skills

Dr Martha Burns Answers Two Critical Thinking Questions from Teachers

16 Terms to Help You Understand Your Child's Learning Difficulties

Six Ways You Can Improve Your Writing with Neuroscience Insights

Dr Peter Goss Answers Seven More Questions About NAPLAN 2015

Poor Listening Skills - Could it be Auditory Processing Disorder?

Is Educational Neuroscience for Real? Dr Martha Burns explains

Can You Have a Maths Brain? Dr Martha Burns explains.

Brain Wave Research: Fast ForWord Aids Language-Based Learning Problems

Should NAPLAN Test the 4C's as well as Literacy & Numeracy? 

Struggling Readers Need Programs Based on Science - Melbourne Age & Fast ForWord

Innovative Music Teaching - Reactions from Australia and New Zealand

No Teachers in Rock & Roll: Music Classroom Culture via Catchphrases

Reading Recovery Ineffective: Can Neuroscience Help Struggling Readers?

Grattan Institute’s Pete Goss talks NAPLAN 2015 and targeted teaching

5 Risks - Is Tech Use Really Bad for Learning Capacity & Behaviour? 

Improving Literacy with Fast ForWord Brain Science

Improving NAPLAN Results: Learning Capacity vs Accelerated Learning

The New Science of Learning. Teachers Build Brains with Neuroscience

NAPLAN 2015: How Fast is it Possible to Improve Literacy & Numeracy?

New App for Schools: Educational Neuroscience, Brain Training, Reading

Ruben Struggled to Read & Pay Attention – How Did Fast ForWord Help?

iPads are Good for Early Learning: Numbers, Language & Self-Regulation

Can We Predict if a Baby or Preschool Child Will Struggle to Read?

Students’ Achievement: Encouragement, Maths Tables & Learning Capacity

Memorising Maths Tables: old rote learning, or valuable neuroscience?

Learning Capacity Podcast: Conversations About Learning & Neuroscience

How Elaine Finally Found a Solution to Her Son's Learning Difficulties

What is School For? - Passing Exams or Enabling Students to Thrive

9 Tips to Improve How you Learn & Your Learning Capacity

What is Dysgraphia and What Can You Do About It

Teachers Change Students’ Brains – How Amazing, says Dr Martha Burns

Auckland Uni Reviews 15 Programs for Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & ADHD

Why It's So Important to Read to Your Boys - Improve Reading Skills

New Research Supports Teaching Reading via Phonics, not Whole Language

What's the Latest in Neuroscience, Working Memory, Attention & Autism?

Why Your Working Memory is Important for Your General Intelligence

New Dyslexia Research & Fast ForWord by Dr Martha Burns

The Neuroscience of Learning & Fast ForWord by Dr Martha Burns

Using Fast ForWord & Reading Assistant to Help Teach Goal Setting

Fast ForWord Drives Attention, Self Regulation & Self Control

The Latest Neuroscience Research about Autism from Dr Martha Burns

Where is The Neuroscience of Learning Going Next on Dyslexia & ESL?

Fast ForWord & Reading Assistant are Intelligent Tutoring Systems

8 Steps to Help Students Struggling on LearnFast Maths Skills Booster

Hugh's Psychologist Proposed Fast ForWord for his APD - What Happened?

7 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers - How to Give Reading Help

Why are 11 & 12 times tables useful - at least for learning capacity?

80,000 Education iPad Apps - How To Choose a Good Learning Program?

Build the English Brain to Get Better Outcomes for ESL Students

Passionate Teacher Brings Fast ForWord Benefits to Her Community

Fast ForWord Boosted Ryan's Reading & Confidence - plus Spelling Help

How to Treat Dyslexia - What We Have Learnt in 40 Years

New Insights About the Autistic Brain Confirm Fast ForWord Helps

Build Confidence With Numbers via LearnFast’s Maths Skills Booster

Is Dr Norman Doidge's New Book as Groundbreaking as His First One?

Your happiness and its inextricable link to brain training

How well are school reading programs teaching our students to read?

Handwriting May Boost Learning by Activating Working Memory & Reading

Talk to Your Children - Build Their Language & Learning Capacity

Brain Training Principles in Maths Skills Booster Tool

Can Playing Music Help Develop Working Memory and Improve Attention?

Can comic books help people with autism make sense of their world?

"Just Try Harder" Will Not Fix Your Child's Learning Difficulties

Support for Brain Training from Arrowsmith Program Catholic Schools Trial

Accelerated Literacy Skills Even More Important in High-Tech World

16 Questions Parents Ask About Fast ForWord Brain Training & Reading

Fast ForWord FAQ # 16 - What Happens When My Child is Finished?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 15 - Does My Child Need Assistance to Do It?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 14 - What are the Changes You Will See?

Why Some Kids Can't Spell - Is There a Better Way to Teach Spelling?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 13 - How Do I Get Started?

Is screen time bad for the creativity & learning capacity of our kids?

Full Day Preschool for 3 & 4 Year Olds May Improve School Readiness

10 Ways to Tell Your Child's School Readiness

Fast ForWord FAQ # 12 - Three months, Every Day?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 11 - Is the American Accent a Problem?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 10 - Can I See a Demo?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 9 - How Long Each Day?

A Very Happy Mother Explains how Fast ForWord Helped her Children

Fast ForWord FAQ # 8 - Is it Suitable for My Child?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 7 - Should my Child do the Exercises Every Day?

The Dalai Lama & Fast ForWord founder, Dr Merzenich, talk neuroscience

Why we changed the name of our blog to "The Learning Capacity Blog"

Dyslexia in Children - The Brain of a Struggling Reader

Is Playing Music a form of Brain Training?

Historic School Helps Students with Latest Fast ForWord Brain Science

Nine Facts for Parents & Teachers about Maths Learning Disabilities

Brodie & Dyslexia - More Success after Fast ForWord

Neuroscience is Coming to the Classroom & Changing How We Teach

Cam's Journey - A 9 Year Study of the Benefits of Fast ForWord. Part 3

Brodie & Dyslexia - How Fast ForWord Helped His Reading and Confidence

Reading Programs Evaluated - is Reading Recovery a 'failed program'?

Learning Capacity & Fast ForWord - a School Principal's Thoughts

Cam's Journey - A 9 Year Study of the Benefits of Fast ForWord. Part 2

Fast ForWord FAQ # 6 - Is There Evidence That It Works?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 5 - What if My Child Refuses to do the Exercises?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 4 - What if we go on Holidays?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 3 - When Can You Expect Results?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 2 - Why is it Unique?

Fast ForWord FAQ # 1 - Will My Child Like It?

Students' Learning Capacity Boosted by Video Games

Tips for Parents of Children Learning English as a Second Language

How Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia are Related

The Brain Science of Language, Learning & Reading

How Ear Structure Can Contribute to Auditory Processing Disorder

What Causes Auditory Processing Disorder?

How Can I tell if my child has Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory Processing Disorder - what brains do with what ears hear.

How the Fast ForWord Programs Help with Auditory Processing Disorder

Eight Tips to Help Your Auditory Processing Disorder Child at Home

How Can Teachers Detect Auditory Processing Disorder in the Classroom?

How Can I Help Students with Auditory Processing Disorder at School?

Fast ForWord Builds Learning Capacity and Reading Skills

What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Cam’s journey - A 9 year study of the benefits of Fast ForWord. Part 1

Background noise and students with Auditory Processing Disorder

Barbara Arrowsmith Speaks with LearnFast

Do NSW Teachers Lack Phonics Skills?

7 Great Things I learnt from Barbara Arrowsmith

Deep Learning: Can we learn from business?

10 Tips for Working with ELL Students

11 behaviours that separate Auditory Processing Disorder from ADHD

Brain based learning. It's for everyone.

Dyslexia – Where to Get Help

What is Dyslexia - How do I know if I have it?

Dyslexia - Symptoms & Treatment

Dyslexia & Intelligence: Is there a Connection?

New Patent for Fast ForWord learning capacity & reading program

Use it or Lose it? – Why the benefits of Fast ForWord are long lasting

Are iPads making children Slow to Learn?

Dyslexia is Not a Disease: Its About Brain Organisation


Improving Student Learning Capacity - for better student outcomes and more satisfying teaching

A round peg for a round hole: the power of individualised learning solutions

The Arrowsmith Program and Fast ForWord

Technology in the classroom. Are we there yet?

How strong is the link between Auditory Processing Disorder & Dyslexia?

Young and old brains can work better

Designing educational resources: keeping the learner in mind

Memory and learning: easing the load

Is a lot of screen time a problem for kids if they are using educational computer programs?

Tech in the Classroom. Does it Enhance Performance?

Learning with Games? Start with a Verb

Using multiple screens. Do I have your attention?

Could Auditory Processing Disorder be the Reason your Child is Struggling to Read?

Should parents teach their babies sign language?

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