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This study from Northwestern University (IL) assessed the impact of auditory training on auditory function in children with ASD. While the study was small it showed improved auditory processing after the use of FFW.  The study was done outside of Scientific Learning.   Biological changes in auditory function following training in children with autism spectrum disorders by Russo, N, Hornickel, J, et. al. in Behaviour and Brain Functions, 2010. Vol 6. http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/6/1/60



Dr Martha Burns of Northwestern University gave a presentation at the Doidge Conference in Sydney, Australia (2010) – Neuroplasticity Explained. Play the interview by ‘nouspod'.  http://nouspod.com/learning/27-dr-marth-burns-explains-neuroplasticity    Thanks to Frank Thorburn (Sunshine Coast District – Fast ForWord Coordinator) for the link.



Rapid auditory processing important in reading development:  (2007) Students with developmental dyslexia showed disruption in the neural response to rapid stimuli were significantly improved in reading and showed increased brain activation after intervention. Click here for Neural correlates of rapid auditory processing are disrupted in children with developmental dyslexia and ameliorated with training: An fMRI study. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 25 (2007) 295-310. (Gaab, Gabrieli, Deutsch, Tallal and Temple.)  



Strong relationship between phonological processing and music and reading skills found in this study by Forgeard, Schlaug, Norton, Rosam and Iyengar in Boston. The relationship between music and phonological processing in normal-reading children and children with dyslexia. Music Perception, vol25 (4) p383-390. (2008) Click here for study.




Briefings by Scientific Learning on use of Reading Products: 

St Mary Briefing 2010Aug06.pdf





  The Brain that Changes Itself - Norman Doidge.  Watch the CBC documentary here.  

Click here for Chapter 3 - Redesigning the Brain (Dr. Michael Merzenich



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