August 19, 2008
Scientific Learning Corp. Named Finalist for EdNET 2008 Impact Award
A panel of leading education industry experts has named Scientific Learning Corp. (NASDAQ:SCIL) one of three finalists for the 16th annual EdNET Impact Award. The prestigious award, to be presented Sept. 16 at the 2008 EdNET Conference in Boston, recognizes the organization that has made the most significant impact on education through quality educational support and instructional resources.
Scientific Learning Corp. earned finalist status for its significant, positive impact on education by applying educational research and technology to generate significant change in support of improved student learning. Scientific Learning is the creator of the Fast ForWord(R) family of products which accelerates learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, the Fast ForWord software provides struggling readers with computer-delivered exercises that build the cognitive skills required to read and learn effectively.Scientific Learning also offers the Reading Assistant(TM) software which combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based interventions to help students strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
"Scientific Learning is proud to be a finalist for such a prestigious award," said Robert C. Bowen, chairman and CEO of Scientific Learning. "It recognizes the efficacy of our products, which has been established by more than 550 research studies and publications, and their profound success in helping students become proficient, lifelong readers."
"More than ever, the education business community is challenged with providing innovative solutions to address the varying needs and challenges of today's students. This year's EdNET Industry Award finalists have raised the bar, demonstrating the visionary capabilities of our industry. We're honored to have the opportunity reward their work at the EdNET conference," said Andy Lacy, president of QED.
For more information about the awards program, visit www.EdNETconference.com or phone 800-525-5811, ext. 9421. For more information about Scientific Learning Corp., visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-452-7323.
The EdNET Industry Awards program was created in 1992 to champion the efforts of progressive organizations helping to revitalize the nation's educational system. The program has become a focal point of the EdNET Conference, the education market's premier annual networking conference produced by The Heller Reports, a Quality Education Data company. The EdNET Conference brings together education executives, school administrators, and policymakers to network and build strategic business partnerships. The EdNET 2008 Conference will be in Boston, September 14-16.
About Scientific Learning Corp.
Scientific Learning creates educational software that accelerates learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, the Fast ForWord(R) family of products provides struggling readers with computer-delivered exercises that build the cognitive skills required to read and learn effectively. Scientific Learning Reading Assistant(TM) combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based courseware to help students strengthen fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to become proficient, life-long readers.