Fast ForWord

What is Fast ForWord?

Fast ForWord is an evidence-based digital intervention program designed to directly target the root causes of language and reading difficulties and produce fast learning gains.

Fast ForWord was created by renowned neuroscientists to permanently improve brain processing speed using the principles of brain neuroplasticity.

It provides cognitive and literacy “cross-training”.

Each Fast ForWord exercise focuses on a specific set of reading or language tasks while simultaneously developing memory, attention, processing speed, and sequencing.

Fast ForWord is the only program that customizes itself to suit the needs of each individual learner.

Skills Developed by the Fast ForWord Exercises

  • Processing Rate
    • “Processing Rate” refers to both the speed and accuracy with which the brain processes information.
    • A child has to be able to process many details quickly to be able to follow the directions of a teacher, or read a book.
  • Attention
    • “Attention” is the ability to focus and pay careful attention to details.
    • Teachers may use the term “good listening skills” to refer to students who “attend” and follow class directions well.
    • In school, teachers often evaluate students by how well they “attend” in class.
  • Recall & Memory
    • “Recall” is the ability to retrieve information from long-term memory.
    • “Working memory” is the short term holding and manipulating of information while various mental tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehending are carried out.
    • The Fast ForWord exercises build both recall and working memory, helping your child follow directions better and process small, detailed differences in words and sounds.
  • Sequencing
    • “Sequencing” means placing the detail of information in the correct order such as days of the week.
    • Understanding the correct sequence helps in the processing and comprehension of the message and information.
  • Reading
    • Phonemic awareness and phonics, including auditory discrimination of sounds and sound sequencing, skills that directly correlate to reading ability.
    • Comprehension strategies and skills
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
  • Knowledge
    • The Fast ForWord exercises help learners more easily attain knowledge in a variety of subject matter areas and also directly impart knowledge, such as vocabulary and language conventions that help with reading.

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