Scientific Learning and uBoost starts new incentive program for kids

10/21/2011 1:18:16 PM

 Scientific Learning and uBoost Team Up to Offer Parents
 Tools for Improving Student Reading Skills, Motivating and Inspiring Learning

Like athletes building fitness levels with physical exercise, students are building reading skills with the Scientific Learning® family of education software designed to accelerate learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Now through a collaboration with uBoostTM, the student recognition and rewards solution, students will be able to earn rewards as they use selected Scientific Learning software to improve their reading abilities.

This powerful combination of two top education products was announced last week at the 2009 Florida Educational Technology Conference and is expected to be launched later this year. Recognizing that keeping students motivated is critical to academic success, Scientific Learning turned to uBoost to inspire and motivate students. With uBoost, students are rewarded immediately for their progress, earning points they can redeem for prizes, such as digital assets, or turn into donations to charities of their choice.

“By adding an additional rewards and recognition component to our education software, we expect that the level of progress that students will see from using the program will be greatly accelerated,” said Andy Myers, president and CEO, Scientific
Learning. “We chose to partner with uBoost to add this feature because its innovative, Web-based platform meets students in the digital world where they live.”

Using uBoost’s groundbreaking online platform, students will be rewarded for their gains with prizes as they make progress in
selected Scientific Learning reading intervention products. They choose rewards from uBoost’s continually updated online catalog, which offers thousands of options.

“We are excited to add Scientific Learning to the growing list of top education companies that are enhancing their offerings with our rewards and recognition platform,  said John Bower, founder, uBoost. “Our research shows that when students see immediate recognition for their achievement, they are even more motivated to continue their
work and move on to the next level.”


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About Scientific Learning Corporation
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® family of products provides struggling readers with
computer-delivered exercises that build the cognitive skills required
to read and learn effectively. Scientific Learning Reading
AssistantTM is the only reading solution to combine advanced speech
recognition technology with scientifically based courseware to help
students strengthen fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to become
proficient, life-long readers. The efficacy of the products has been
established by more than 550 research studies and publications. For
more information, visit or call
toll-free 888-452-7323.

About uBoost
uBoost’s mission is to inspire students to perform at their highest
academic level by surrounding them with motivational elements that
foster recognition from teachers, tutors, parents and peers. uBoost’s
core concepts originate from It’s All About Kids, LLC, a tutoring
company that demonstrated the ways that rewards and recognition
programs can improve student attendance, retention and achievement.
uBoost appreciates that students are unique – that they learn
differently and that intrinsic motivation varies across subject
areas. uBoost’s rewards platform empowers students by recognizing
their individual academic achievements through a point system and
allowing them to choose from thousands of prizes, including
merchandise, gift cards, digital assets, contributions to charitable
organizations and special offers. For more information, go to

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