Our Fast ForWord Programming strengthens auditory processing and literacy skills to increase reading proficiency in students of all ages. Together, our Fast ForWord Auditory Processing (Language) and Reading Series (Language-to-Reading, Reading 1-5, and Reading Assistant) Programming applies neuroscience principles of brain plasticity to improve processing efficiency and combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based courseware to help strengthen reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Our Fast ForWord Programming accelerates learning by helping the brain process more efficiently, providing struggling readers with intensive exercises that build the cognitive skills required to read and learn effectively—memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing. The strengthening of these cognitive skills results in a wide range of improved critical language and reading skills—skills that are necessary to learn how to read or to become a better reader.
- Memory– the capacity to store information and concepts, essential for: word recognition, sentence comprehension, and following instructions
- Attention– the ability to focus on tasks and ignore distractions
- Processing– the ability to distinguish sounds quickly to discriminate their differences, a prerequisite skill for phonemic awareness and reading
- Sequencing– a cognitive skill that relies on memory, attention, and processing, essential for: phonics, word fluency, reading and verbal comprehension
SPS Atlanta was one of the first clinics in the U.S. to apply brain research to help children improve auditory processing, reading, and academic functioning. Contact us today to set you child up for success.
All Brains Can Benefit
from Fast ForWord
Fast ForWord’s technological ability to “acoustically modify” speech helps students recognize and discriminate speech sounds, starting with isolated sounds and progressing to connected strings of words such as phrases and sentences.
Fast ForWord has helped many children who have been diagnosed with ASD. Parents and teachers often report recognizable gains in language skills and attention. Children diagnosed with intellectual and developmental challenges also can make significant gains in spoken language skills.
Children with these diagnoses often find Fast ForWord programs very engaging because of the visual appeal of the exercises and the frequently repeated tasks.