The Reading Lab
A Division of Walston Speech Language & Reading Clinic, Inc.
|LEVEL 1: COGNITIVE SKILL TRAINING
Auditory processing can have adverse repercussions on an individual's cognitive skills and
academic performance. But now an exciting and effective group of programs are actively
helping individuals improve their quality of life by strengthening and enhancing their
language and auditory processing.
Cognitive Skill Training developed by Scientific Learning, reading intervention
programs build a wide range of critical cognitive and foundational reading skills in just a
few short weeks. Working with this software produces a positive and lasting effect on a
student's ability to learn and read proficiently. Our software, used by 2+ million students
in schools and clinics in 42 countries, improves learning confidence, language, reading and
The training can be provided in our Lab or off-site (remotely). Outcomes are the same
whether students training our Lab or off-site.
These award winning exercises for the language-learning or reading impaired are the
culmination of 30 years of research surrounding brain plasticity (the scientific principle
that the brain never ceases to learn). These programs are a revolutionary proven approach
to rapidly building the skills necessary for language competence.
Who can benefit from Cognitive Skill Training?
Virtually everyone that uses these programs, within the rigorous and compliant regimen
outlined, will receive measurable benefits.
There are two Core Courses in this reading and language improvement
series. Both are required for all new students and may be taken
concurrently or at
For students who have difficulties with any foundational cognitive issue
such as memory, attention, processing speed or accuracy, and/or
sequencing, they both are required, but may be taken together as a unit or
separately, spread out over the academic year. The two Core Programs in
Level 1: Cognitive Skill Training may be taken one at time, or at the same
Elementary: Language and Language to Reading.
These programs are the Core Courses for elementary age children.
They are interactive programs (in the form of computer games) which
are uniquely adaptive and automatically adjust to each child's
improving level of competence. The exercises in Language to Reading
build upon the skills learned in the first course and target skills required
for reading. It refines the skills perfected by Language and improves
phonological awareness, sound letter correspondence, word
recognition, listening comprehension, verbal fluency, and reading
fluency. Additionally, the program is used for the enhancement of
spelling, reading, and comprehension. These programs not only
expand the language and cognitive skills, but also introduce new skills,
by building on the acquired processed speech skills.
Secondary: Literacy and Literacy Advanced. These
training programs are the Core Courses for older children and adults
and include exercises in listening and reading comprehension, working
memory, syntax and grammar, critical thinking, sustained and focused
attention, organizational skills, and vocabulary and morphology, Like
Language for elementary students, these programs are uniquely
adaptive and automatically adjust to each person's improving level of