It's 20 years since four visionary neuroscientists combined their brain research with emerging computer technologies to develop some exercises to help children with reading difficulties.
The work of the scientists, Dr Michael Merzenich, Dr Paula Tallal, Dr Bill Jenkins and Dr Steve Miller proved that the underlying cognitive processes that influence speech and language problems could be identified—and permanently improved.
Their research and the exercises they built led to the development of the Fast ForWord program.
20 year commemorative conference
To commemorate this 20-year milestone, the four founding neuroscientists are participating in Scientific Learning Corporation’s Visionary Conference in San Diego on March 3-5, 2016.
They will be reviewing how far we've come in our understanding of the brain and learning, and where the science, now known as educational neuroscience, is headed.