Fast ForWord® the reading challenges !
May 30,2020 by Anupma
May 30,2020 by Anupma
Fast ForWord is an online language and reading intervention (mediation) software that targets learning struggles at their core, starting in the brain. Your child will complete a variety of auditory processing, attention, and memory exercises that look like reading or pre-reading games.
Fast ForWord® is an evidence-based intervention program that uses a unique 3-part approach to deliver fast gains to the most struggling students. The approach is based on:
Fast ForWord can be used to act as a mediation for better reading for elementary school children, starting at age 5, through middle school, and all the way up to high school with:
Fast ForWord is easy to implement in a variety of settings, including at home, the classroom, computer lab, before and after school programs, and summer schools.
Fast ForWord was developed in a university lab 20 years ago and continues to stay true to those roots. In fact, the software continues to be independently researched, with new studies published in peer-reviewed journals confirming the science and results.
No other reading and language intervention program has been as thoroughly researched and reviewed as Fast ForWord. The program has more than 55 patents in neuroscience and education and more than 250 research studies verifying its effectiveness. Some of the most impressive research comes from Stanford and Harvard and shows actual physiological changes in the brain after struggling readers used Fast ForWord.
In the years since they started using the Fast ForWord program, schools in the St. Mary Parish school District in Louisiana showed dramatic improvements in their reading achievement as measured by the LEAP English Language Arts assessment
The ability to read starts with how the brain perceives and processes sound. Developed by world-renowned neuroscientists, Fast ForWord directly targets the underlying causes of language and reading difficulty.
Think of it like this: you get where you want to more quickly if you’re using a well-paved highway instead of pothole surfaced streets, right?
It’s as if the brains of the struggling readers (when doing reading and language activities) are functioning with bumpy surface streets – the pathways and connections are there, but the route is less efficient and slower, as evidenced by the lighter, more diffuse activity. Proficient readers, on the other hand, have nicely paved neural networks (highways) when doing reading activities and their activation is concentrated, more intense, and more efficient.