New Studies Show Children Improve Language and Reading Skills, and Brain Function, after …

Scientific Learning’s results are demonstrated in over 250 research studies, including independent reviews and outcome studies published in peer-reviewed journals OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In 2015, only 36 percent of fourth-grade and 34 percent of eighth-grade students performed at or above the Proficient level in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). New approaches to improve reading skills are introduced and used in schools every year, yet the problem persists. The answer, according to research, lies not in some newfangled method, but rather in addressing the root causes of students’ reading difficulties. In the 1990s Dr. Michael M. Merzenich, winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in neuroscience, worked with fellow neuroscientists Drs. Paula Tallal, William Jenkins, and Steve Miller, and showed that improvements in brain function — including those cognitive…


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