Radically different tools.

The Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ reading intervention tools are unlike any other solutions available to the public. How so?

Fast ForWord: Different for a reason.

Fast ForWord stands alone in its research foundation and results. More than 250 research studies prove that Fast ForWord can build the foundational language and cognitive skills that so many students with special needs, struggling readers and English Language Learners need to succeed. After Fast ForWord, students can improve their language and reading skills by up to two grade levels , simultaneously boosting performance across all areas of study. And research has shown that these gains endure over time.

NEW! Fast ForWord for K-12 now includes Reading Assistant technology! See how to get even better results with this new offering. 

Reading Assistant: Every reader deserves a listener.

Reading Assistant Tech and Learning Awards of Excellence Reading Assistant is the only tool that uses speech recognition technology to support and correct learners as they read aloud, helping them build reading fluency and comprehension with the help of a supportive listener. No other program or e-book provides comparable real-time guidance and feedback. Reading Assistant:

  • Builds better readers: students improve reading level 50% beyond expected gains.
  • Saves you time: it automatically assesses and tracks words correct per minute (WCPM) and reading comprehension for teachers!
  • Provides an unbiased listener to every student: even hard-to-engage students will practice reading aloud, always without judgment.
  • Dramatically improves reading fluency, the critical bridge to comprehension.