Daves Avenue Elementary student chosen to receive the Fast ForWord at Home Scholarship, a four month series of daily online exercises scientifically designed and proven to remediate the underlying causes of learning difficulty.
Director of Marketing
Scientific Learning Corporation
Oakland, Calif. - January 6, 2015 - Fast ForWord Home today announced it has selected seven year-old Nava Nautu, of Los Gatos, California, as the recipient of a four month scholarship to Fast ForWord. Fast ForWord is an online intervention designed by neuroscientists that develops the foundational cognitive and literacy skills to enhance learning, including working memory, attention span, processing speed, grammar, phonological awareness, and other skills necessary to become a better reader. The scholarship is offered through the Fast ForWord Home® service, which combines the Fast ForWord exercises with support from a trained consultant who coaches the family in ways to make maximum progress.
Nava has had difficulty with spelling and reading in school. According to his parents, "Nava struggles with school work because most of it involves some reading. He's very reluctant to do work, particularly the spelling or reading. It is rarely ever a challenge to get him to do any type of work with numbers or art but whenever we have to do spelling or reading, it's a constant battle."
Nava has a twin brother, and a sister. His mother is a special education teacher and his father is a fitness professional specializing in stroke recovery.
Through active participation in the children's afterschool activities, Nava’s father recognized the burden that learning difficulties were placing on his young learners and family. Despite his devotion to providing one-to-one homework sessions in a patient and supportive environment, language processing and memorization tasks often led to frustration and stress. Motivated to explore ways to address the learning challenge, Mr. Nautu read up on how the brain can change. He discovered Fast ForWord, and applied for the scholarship in November.
In December, a trained remote consultant for Fast ForWord Home began assisting Mr. Nautu in coaching his son through a four month series of daily exercises, done from the comfort of home.
"Mr. Nautu believes in welcoming challenges with eagerness, excitement and patience. He strives to meet his children at their level, and to teach them to see struggles as opportunities to learn and grow, a personal philosophy that shone brightly in the Fast ForWord at Home Scholarship application," said Steve Gardner, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Scientific Learning. "We look forward to Nava's participation in Fast ForWord, and sharing his experience and results."
About Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning accelerates learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning’s results are demonstrated in over 270 research studies and protected by over 55 patents. Today, more than 2.2 million learners have used Scientific Learning software products. The company provides products directly to parents, K–12 schools and learning centers, and in more than 45 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.fastforwordhome.com or call toll-free 888-750-0116.