Latest Fluency Stories

2014-07-23 23:25:50

The innovative, 12-day stuttering therapy program at nonprofit Hollins Communications Research Institute is transforming the lives of people who stutter and opening doors of opportunity through fluency that were never before possible. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Alan Tonelson of Riverdale Park, Md. began stuttering as a young child. While most kids outgrow the inhibiting speech condition by the age of eight, Tonelson did not. He is among the three million people in the U.S. who live...

2014-02-20 23:23:44

Through systematic instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words, Colorado K-12 students attain reading fluency and comprehension. Evergreen, Colorado (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Recently approved as a reading intervention program by the Colorado Department of Education READ Act, Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) offers struggling K-12 readers an effective learning program. To help students attain reading fluency and...

2014-01-15 23:25:29

The new “Tips On How To Increase Reading Comprehension” article on the website Vkool.com delivers to people techniques to enhance their reading skills effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The new “Tips On How To Increase Reading Comprehension” article on the website Vkool.com covers helpful strategies to promote reading skills quickly. At the beginning of the article, people will learn main types of reading techniques, such as skimming, scanning, intensive reading,...

2013-09-26 23:24:06

Powerful Combination of Adaptive Learning and Visual Models Petaluma, Calif. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Conceptua Math announces Fact Fluency: a new adaptive computing module for its ground-breaking math curriculum. Fact Fluency uses personalized learning algorithms along with Conceptua’s patent-pending visual models. With the introduction of Fact Fluency, Conceptua Math adds the power of adaptive learning to its rich adaptive teaching curriculum. Conceptua’s new fluency component...

2013-07-23 23:22:07

Using mobile and social technology users will accomplish fluency in any language in the fastest amount of time. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Seln (Celine) which stands for “Simple Enough to Learn Now,” is a mobile app, designed to make the user fluent in any language. Seln is leveraging innovative technology and combining it with entertaining audio and video lessons, games and other features to create an engaging learning environment perfect for fluency. “Since we live in a mobile and...

2013-06-19 23:24:00

Technology Benefits Student Performance Monterey, Calif (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Pacific Metrics Corporation (http://www.pacificmetrics.com), a leading provider of online assessment technology solutions, announces their partnership with Texthelp Inc. to introduce text-to-speech functionality to Pacific Metrics´ formative assessment solutions. Texthelp´s SpeechStream application enables test questions to be read aloud, providing additional support to students with a variety of...

2012-06-21 23:01:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI — http://www.stuttering.org) is recognized as one of the most innovative nonprofit organizations in Virginia. This recognition reaffirms a 40-year history of “firsts” for the stuttering therapy center, which is among few organizations in the world that specialize in both research on stuttering and effective treatment of this unique disorder. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI...

2012-03-15 23:28:25

Bilingual immigrants are healthier than immigrants who speak only one language, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University. The study, which appears in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that people with strong English and native language proficiencies report better physical and mental health than unilingual immigrants. “Our research suggests that English proficiency gained at the expense of native-language fluency may not be...

Reading Comprehension Not Always Easy
2012-01-26 05:06:33

Everyone knows a high-school high achiever who has floundered in university. Now U of A researcher and Reading Research Lab director George Georgiou may have an explanation for the problem. Georgiou and co-researcher J. P. Das say it is likely that some of these students may have undetected reading comprehension difficulties. Using funding from a Killam Cornerstone grant, Georgiou and Das screened about 400 University of Alberta students and found that five percent of them were...

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