SOURCE: Scientific Learning Corporation

June 30, 2005 13:35 ET

Scientific Learning Co-Hosts Learning Conference in Singapore

Fast ForWord Family of Products Takes Center Stage

OAKLAND, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 30, 2005 -- Scientific Learning Corporation (NASDAQ: SCIL) co-hosted the First Asian Brain-Based Learning Conference (FABBLC) in Singapore on May 27 and 28, where a multinational audience learned about the latest in research to help children strengthen the cognitive skills essential for academic learning and reading success.

The conference, which was presented in cooperation with Scientific Learning's Singapore-based value-added reseller partner, KidzGrow Pte Ltd., marked the first time that the company's Fast ForWord® family of reading-intervention products received a widespread introduction in Asia.

230 attendees -- including parents, educators, pediatric therapists, psychologists, and medical professionals -- were on hand to hear Dr. Steven L. Miller, Senior Vice-President and co-founder of Scientific Learning, discuss the impact the Fast ForWord products can have on struggling readers. 70 of the 230 attendees were from outside Singapore; a total of 15 countries were represented in the audience. In addition, Dr. Alice Cheng-Lai from Hong Kong Polytechnic University presented her findings from an independent research study on the positive effects of Fast ForWord products.

"We are excited and encouraged by this response to our Fast ForWord software and the 30 years of neuroscience research that led to this patented intervention application," said Robert C. Bowen, Chairman and CEO of Scientific Learning. "We are also excited by the independent research presented at this conference that demonstrated that Fast ForWord software not only has significant impact on Chinese student's mastery of English, but also improved performance on measures of Chinese phonological awareness and reading. We appreciate the partnership with KidzGrow and their excellent work in making this conference possible."

"We were delighted to partner with Scientific Learning on this important learning event," said Cheryl Chia, Clinical Director, and Chia Shee Wai, Managing Director of KidzGrow. "Fast ForWord has been an effective intervention for us at KidzGrow centers in Singapore, and will continue to be as we expand our KidzGrow centers in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong."

About KidzGrow Pte Ltd.

KidzGrow, incorporated in 2001, works to develop and deliver, to both parents and educators, programs and services that help children reach their potential in learning and academic achievement. Based in Singapore, KidzGrow's scope of service includes the Asia Pacific Region.

About Scientific Learning Corporation

Scientific Learning produces the patented Fast ForWord® family of products, a series of computer-delivered reading intervention products that complement core reading instruction. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, Fast ForWord products help children, adolescents, and adults build the cognitive skills critical for improving reading and language skills.

The exercises align with the scientifically based reading-research guidelines and the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. The efficacy of the products has been confirmed by independent researchers, by evaluating the results of standardized achievement tests, and by Scientific Learning's scientists.

For more information about Scientific Learning and its products, visit our Web sites at www.scientificlearning.com and www.brainconnection.com, or call 888-452-7323.

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