Scientific Learning Announces Customer Advisory Board

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ELL--Scientific Learning Corp. (OTC PINK:SCIL), developer of the evidence-based Fast ForWord® reading and language program, has announced the formation of the 2019-20 Customer Advisory Board. The board will serve as a forum for customer feedback and inform the ongoing development of evidence-based solutions that target the root causes of reading difficulty in the brain.

The Customer Advisory Board members will share their expertise and insights into educators’ and students’ immediate and long-term needs in the areas of reading and language intervention. They will offer timely observations and comments on all aspects of the Fast ForWord program and customer experience, including user design, features, and functionality. In addition, they will share best practices, recommendations, and suggestions for improvement. Their knowledge and experience will inform current and future product development and enhancements.

Each Customer Advisory Board member will serve up to 24 months. The 2019-20 board members include: Kim Baker, Title I director/literacy coach, Oconto Unified School District; Shannon Gilfeather, special education teacher, Spokane Public Schools District 81; Joyce Kerins, director, Neuron Learning; Daniel Ortman, cognitive coordinator, Brain Train America; Alicia Pirtle, Fast ForWord instructor, Grand Prairie Independent School District; Gretta Rogne, director of digital learning, New Caney Independent School District; Alicia Swann, audiologist, Auditory Processing Center LLC; and Lisa Wilson, reading assistant, St. Mary Parish Schools.

“Scientific Learning has a long history of soliciting input from its customers, and we are pleased to take it to the next level with the formation of this Advisory Board,” said Jeff Thomas, CEO of Scientific Learning Corp. “We thoughtfully curated this board to include educators and other experts with deep and extensive experience working with struggling readers. Their advice will be instrumental in guiding our product development roadmap and improving our ability to help teachers address the root causes of reading difficulty in all students.”

The Fast ForWord program improves reading skills with a unique brain-based approach. It is a two-in-one reading and brain training program that targets the skills that are core to reading, such as memory, attention, processing, and sequencing. It is also the only reading program with a virtual personal reading tutor that provides real-time, corrective feedback as students read aloud.

For information, visit


Richard S. Cheng
Scientific Learning Corp.