Brain Connection Professional Development Course, 'Language and the Brain,' Receives Touchstone 2000 Award for Excellence

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific Learning Corporation

    OAKLAND, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq:   SCIL) announced today that the
 Company's new BrainConnection Professional Development course, "Language and
 the Brain," has received the Touchstone 2000 Award of Excellence for Online
 Tutorials Training.  The interactive Web-based course on how the brain learns
 and uses language was recognized by the Northern California chapter of the
 Society for Technical Communication as an "across-the-board outstanding
 entry."
     The Society for Technical Communication is an organization representing a
 range of technical communication professionals, including writers, editors,
 and designers.
     "We are honored that 'Language and the Brain' was recognized as an
 outstanding online professional development course," said Sheryle Bolton,
 Chairman and CEO of Scientific Learning.  "Our knowledge about the brain is
 increasing rapidly, and we believe that courses like this can provide a
 credible, user-friendly way for educators and clinical professionals to keep
 up with the advances that are impacting their professions.  We think that
 almost anyone who works in the field of learning can benefit from
 understanding more about how learning actually happens within the brain."
     "Language and the Brain" is one of three professional development courses
 available at http://www.BrainConnection.com .  The course looks inside a
 student's brain to allow the course user to see what happens as students hear
 and make sense of language and how language lays the foundation for learning
 to read.  Additional courses are: "The Developing Brain," which explores the
 fundamental concepts of brain development and how the growing brain prepares a
 child for a lifetime of learning, and "The Reading Brain," which examines how
 students learn to read and then become fluent readers.
     Each course contains three or four 30-minute lessons.  A database of user
 interactions allows users to rejoin a course at the point where they left off,
 so that learners can complete a course in one sitting, or over a longer period
 of time.  Course content is current, relevant, and easy-to-understand.
 Optional reading and extensive online references are available with each
 course.  In addition, BrainConnection Professional Development learners are
 eligible to receive one semester unit of graduate elective credit from Chapman
 University in Orange, California.
     For more details on enrollment, visit http://www.BrainConnection.com or
 call 888-452-7323.
 
     BrainConnection.com is a Web resource from Scientific Learning that offers
 the latest information on how the brain learns.  BrainConnection and its
 professional development courses are powered by
 Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq:   SUNW).
 
     Headquartered in Oakland, California, Scientific Learning offers CD-ROM
 and Internet programs developed by leaders in brain research.  The Company's
 Fast ForWord(R) family of intensive computer-based training programs for
 language and reading "train the brain" to learn faster.  These training
 programs use patented technologies to adapt to each student's skill level,
 allowing students of all ages to make gains in language and reading in just
 weeks, rather than years.  Educators can use the Company's patented Internet
 technology to track students' progress.  Other Scientific Learning products
 include award-winning software and storybooks for building early learning
 skills and rapid assessment of reading skills, and ReWord(TM), a training
 program for adults working to improve their language and organizational
 skills.  To learn more about Scientific Learning's family of
 neuroscience-based products, visit the Company's Web sites at
 http://www.ScientificLearning.com and http://www.BrainConnection.com, or call
 toll-free 888-665-9707.
 
 

SOURCE Scientific Learning Corporation
    OAKLAND, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq:   SCIL) announced today that the
 Company's new BrainConnection Professional Development course, "Language and
 the Brain," has received the Touchstone 2000 Award of Excellence for Online
 Tutorials Training.  The interactive Web-based course on how the brain learns
 and uses language was recognized by the Northern California chapter of the
 Society for Technical Communication as an "across-the-board outstanding
 entry."
     The Society for Technical Communication is an organization representing a
 range of technical communication professionals, including writers, editors,
 and designers.
     "We are honored that 'Language and the Brain' was recognized as an
 outstanding online professional development course," said Sheryle Bolton,
 Chairman and CEO of Scientific Learning.  "Our knowledge about the brain is
 increasing rapidly, and we believe that courses like this can provide a
 credible, user-friendly way for educators and clinical professionals to keep
 up with the advances that are impacting their professions.  We think that
 almost anyone who works in the field of learning can benefit from
 understanding more about how learning actually happens within the brain."
     "Language and the Brain" is one of three professional development courses
 available at http://www.BrainConnection.com .  The course looks inside a
 student's brain to allow the course user to see what happens as students hear
 and make sense of language and how language lays the foundation for learning
 to read.  Additional courses are: "The Developing Brain," which explores the
 fundamental concepts of brain development and how the growing brain prepares a
 child for a lifetime of learning, and "The Reading Brain," which examines how
 students learn to read and then become fluent readers.
     Each course contains three or four 30-minute lessons.  A database of user
 interactions allows users to rejoin a course at the point where they left off,
 so that learners can complete a course in one sitting, or over a longer period
 of time.  Course content is current, relevant, and easy-to-understand.
 Optional reading and extensive online references are available with each
 course.  In addition, BrainConnection Professional Development learners are
 eligible to receive one semester unit of graduate elective credit from Chapman
 University in Orange, California.
     For more details on enrollment, visit http://www.BrainConnection.com or
 call 888-452-7323.
 
     BrainConnection.com is a Web resource from Scientific Learning that offers
 the latest information on how the brain learns.  BrainConnection and its
 professional development courses are powered by
 Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq:   SUNW).
 
     Headquartered in Oakland, California, Scientific Learning offers CD-ROM
 and Internet programs developed by leaders in brain research.  The Company's
 Fast ForWord(R) family of intensive computer-based training programs for
 language and reading "train the brain" to learn faster.  These training
 programs use patented technologies to adapt to each student's skill level,
 allowing students of all ages to make gains in language and reading in just
 weeks, rather than years.  Educators can use the Company's patented Internet
 technology to track students' progress.  Other Scientific Learning products
 include award-winning software and storybooks for building early learning
 skills and rapid assessment of reading skills, and ReWord(TM), a training
 program for adults working to improve their language and organizational
 skills.  To learn more about Scientific Learning's family of
 neuroscience-based products, visit the Company's Web sites at
 http://www.ScientificLearning.com and http://www.BrainConnection.com, or call
 toll-free 888-665-9707.
 
 SOURCE  Scientific Learning Corporation