FAST FORWORD READING PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

Reading is a demanding acitivity which calls for many specific activities to take place simultaneously in the brain. Fast ForWord Reading programs for kids not only increase this processing and efficiency, but also build critical reading skills through principles of neuroscience and brain plasticity.Once students have developed good sound awareness skills (through Fast ForWord for Auditory Processing), research strongly supports concurrent training of other reading skills as the next steps towards reading fluency. Our Fast ForWord Reading Programming concurrently trains five critical reading skills that reinforce the student’s overall comprehension of material while focusing on one or more specific skill sets.

Fast ForWord Reading Readiness

Fast ForWord Reading Readiness is designed for early literacy development and builds pre-reading skills with a focus on letter recognition and naming, phonological awareness, and letter-sound associations.

 

Fast ForWord Reading 1-5

specifically focuses on the critical reading skills listed below, preparing the child to make the critical transition from learning to read to reading to learn. This changeover requires students to be fluent and automatic readers by the end of 3rd grade so they are prepared to read and comprehend complex narrative and expository texts in such content areas as history and science. Just as good nutrition nessitates many different types of food at each mean, accomplished reading and the appreication of literature requires the student to simultaneously be proficient in all areas that bridge the gap between potential and performance.

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Word recognition

(sight words)

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Word analysis

(e.g., knowledge of word origins)

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Phonics, spelling, decoding, and fluency

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Systematic learning of vocabulay, syntax, and grammar

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Morphological properties and complexity

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Structure of written language

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Sentence comprehension and complex sentence construction

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Rules for passage comprehension

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Punctuation rules to improve comprehension

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Passage construction and organization

Fast ForWord Reading Programming is designed for children at all stages of reading development:
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Children who are in the first stages of developing reading skills

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Students who need structured practice to build reading fluency and comprehension

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Students who need remediation in decoding, spelling, and/or reading comprehension skills

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College students or adults who need to strengthen critical reading comprehension skills

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Students who aren't meeting grade-level reading requirements

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Students who want to get a head start

How Do Fast ForWord Reading Programs

Develop Critical Reading Skills?

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Builds memory

By having students hold words and sentences in working memory while completing or reorganizing sentences and paragraphs.
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Improves attention

By allowing students to selectively focus on critical information while sustaining attention across longer text passages and question sets.s.

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Develops processing

By enhancing fluency in extracting and integrating meaning from longer text passages.

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Develops sequencing

By enabling the recognition of causal and temporal event sequences in text passages

Cognitive Processing for Reading

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Vocabulary

Direct training of definitions and categorization

Comparisons of word meaning

Active use of newly learned vocabulary words

Rules and category interrelationships

Trains the ability to categorize words based on semantic, syntactic, phonological, and morphological properties.

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Sentence Comprehension

Trains to attend to syntactic structure of a sentence ranging from simple to complex—introducing

longer sentences that encourage student to extend working memory abilities.

Uses reversible nouns that force students to use text-driven logic to comprehend each sentence—forcing to pay close attention to syntax and also helps work on automatic word identification.

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Paragraph Comprehension

Trains to extract main point from passage, make causal connections that are important for comprehending links between ideas and comprehending of longer passages as well as for remembering text.

Comprehension is also  trained through making plausible inferences, development of working memory abilities, and building vocabulary and automatic word recognition.

Students also learn critical reading strategies by manipulating a variety of organizational strategies by constructing and sequencing sentences, paragraphs, and constructing diagrams and graphic organizers.

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Morphology

Trains to attend to syntactic structure of a sentence ranging from simple to complex—introducing longer sentences that encourage student to extend working memory abilities.

Uses reversible nouns that force students to use text-driven logic to comprehend each sentence—forcing to pay close attention to syntax and also helps work on automatic word identification.

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Spelling & Decoding

Sound-symbol correspondence and spelling patterns are systematically taught to increase automatic word recognition, decoding, and passage comprehension.

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