Targeted Skills in Fast ForWord for Auditory Processing Programming

Builds memory by working through a variety of tasks, such as having students hold a statement or question in working memory while retrieving associated information from long-term memory.

Improves attention by developing the ability to focus on multiple tasks and ignore distractions.

Strengthens auditory and language processing rates so that students can distinguish sounds quickly enough to understand words and sentences.

Develops sequencing skills by having students use logical word order to comprehend simple, sequential, and complex instructions.

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Phonological Accuracy

To make correct distinctions based on individual sounds or other aspects of phonology (e.g., number of syllables).

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Auditory Sequencing & Word Recognition

To recognize and remember the order in which a series of sounds is presented and accurately identify spoken words by relying on sound cues alone.

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Phonological Memory

To increase the capacity for holding speech sounds in memory which is used in such tasks as comparing phonemes, relating phonemes to letters, and sounding out words.

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Following Directions

To be able to listen to spoken directions of increasing length and complexity, comprehend them, and keep them in memory long enough to plan and carry out the required action.

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English Language Conventions & Listening Comprehension

To understand the elements of the English language (e.g., word order, vocabulary, prefixes and suffixes, plurals, and subject-verb agreement) and to understand successive sentences to derive meaning from stories.

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