This post is the fifth in a series aimed at sharing the success stories, both personal and professional, that Scientific Learning employees witness every day.
“The story is about my nephew. He has moved around a bit because his father is in the military. He has had a little bit of a break up in his school experience and his first several years of school.
They could never quite pin down what wasn’t working for him, but he just wasn’t maximizing his potential. His mother knew that and my sister knew that but they couldn’t ever get him long enough in one place to ever nail down what was going on.
Finally they got a test done in the 4thgrade that showed he was two years below reading level. He could read pretty well but he had a hard time comprehending what he was reading and understanding what it meant. We also uncovered that sometimes he struggled with unfamiliar words so we suspected that there might be some decoding issues as well. I said to put him on [Fast ForWord] Language v2. He ran through Language v2. His initial RPI scores indicated that he was two years below grade level and he was struggling with decoding and reading comprehension.
He finished Language v2 in just over 3 months and his RPI—Reading Progress Indicator—scores went up one and a half years. He finished his way through [Fast ForWord] Language to Reading v2and he now is reading on grade level.
He is in a small, small school district in the Midwest and may not be there long because of the nature of his father’s job. Both his father and mother were amazed by the results of the Fast ForWord programs.”