Fast ForWord Language v2 software moves elementary students toward grade level reading skills, with a focus on listening accuracy, phonological awareness, and language structures.

Completely redesigned, our new LANGUAGE v2 series includes fun, engaging characters ready to motivate your students to achieve their personal best.

In addition, new built-in supportive tools help struggling students achieve success more quickly. As they build confidence, they will experience faster progress and even better results.

Our Research and Development Teams utilized outcomes from over 50,000 students to ensure these new versions would be even more effective at helping Elementary Special Education students and English Language Learners become better readers and succeed in the classroom.

And with new content and design features, the LANGUAGE v2 series supports a Response to Intervention (RtI) approach.

To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord Language v2 exercises develop critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  • Improves memory by having the student hold a statement or question in working memory while retrieving picture-concept associations from long-term memory.
  • Improves attention by developing the ability to focus on multiple tasks and ignore distractions.
  • Strengthens auditory and linguistic processing rates so that students can distinguish sounds quickly enough to discriminate individual phonemes and understand words and sentences.
  • Develops sequencing skills through exercises that require the use of a logical word order to comprehend simple and complex instructions and organize a response that follows the specified sequence of actions.

Fast ForWord Language v2 software works by exercising the brain to process more efficiently, the way physical workouts train the body to be more fit and strong.

Four key components of our technology-based intervention work together to create the dramatic changes in brain function required to achieve universal literacy:

  • Frequency and Intensity—Neuroscience research demonstrates that completing a set of learning tasks in a frequent, intense timeframe accelerates learning
  • Adaptivity—Exercises adapt with each key stroke to individual skill levels and responses, keeping students continuously challenged but not frustrated
  • Simultaneous Development—Exercises develop major cognitive and reading skills simultaneously to produce lasting improvements in learning
  • Timely Motivation—Tiered rewards are designed to maximize motivation from start to finish.

Students can double their expected reading gains using one of our prescribed protocols:

  • Three days per week for 30* or 50 minutes.
  • Five days per week for 30, 40, 50, or 90 minutes.

*Not recommended for students receiving special education services.

Easy-to-Use Reports and Indicators

MySciLEARN™ reports for Fast ForWord enable educators to monitor student performance at the individual, classroom/group, school, and district level.

Educators get clear, daily, action-oriented information showing student progress over time in reading and cognitive skills areas, as well as gains reports that correlate to nationally recognized normed assessments. It’s one of the reasons why our learning acceleration programs have been so successful in helping schools and districts meet state and federal mandates.

Implementation Report

Group Implementation Success Report

Gain Report

District Gains Report

Success Forecast

The Success Forecast allows you to explore the potential effects that the Fast ForWord program can have on your district's reading proficiency levels in as little as one year. Build a plan for your district based on your reading gain achievements and real-world data from thousands of Fast ForWord participants from your state and across the nation.

Success Forecast Report

What is Fast ForWord Language v2 software?

Fast ForWord Language v2 software is a reading intervention product that builds foundational reading and language skills to help districts move special needs learners to successful learners in the general classroom.

Who should use Fast ForWord Language v2 software?

Fast ForWord Language v2 software is for elementary education institutions and clinical specialists worldwide whose students are reading two or more years below grade level.

What are the Fast ForWord Language v2 exercises like?

  • Robo-Dog: Students hear a word and identify the matching picture to improve listening accuracy and word recognition skills.
  • Ele-bot: Students build language comprehension skills as they determine which illustrations correctly match the spoken sentence.
  • Sky Gym: Students differentiate between sweep sounds to improve sequencing skills, sound processing and working memory.

 

What kind of results can students achieve with Fast ForWord Language v2 software?

Learners can realize achievement gains of 1-2 years in as little as 8-12 weeks and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end. Longitudinal research shows that the increase in the rate of learning is permanent over time, closing the achievement gap.

In addition, students often exhibit enhanced self-confidence, better communication, greater interest in learning, and improved mental agility and alertness, after working on Fast ForWord products.

How do I know Fast ForWord Language v2 software is working?

Scientific Learning Progress Tracker, an accountability tool, provides real-time monitoring of individual and group performance on the Fast ForWord exercises.

Teachers can receive automatic emailed reports with specific recommendations for instructional intervention. Administrator reports provide disaggregated data for groups of students, making it easy to monitor progress toward AYP goals.

Why does Fast ForWord Language v2 software work?

Just as physical exercise increases muscle strength and efficiency, Fast ForWord Language v2 software exercises the brain, increasing its ability to learn better and faster. Each exercise targets and develops the processing efficiency needed for successful reading and learning.

How does Fast ForWord Language v2 software work?

Fast ForWord Language v2 software uses proven brain science principles to develop essential learning skills in the four key areas of memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing. These are the underlying skills required for reading and learning.

The learning principles behind the exercises—frequency and intensity, adaptivity, simultaneous development, and timely motivation—are maximized by state of the art technology that is based on more than 30 years of research on how the brain learns.

  • Frequency and Intensity—Research demonstrates that completing a set of learning tasks in a frequent, intensive timeframe accelerates learning.
  • Adaptivity—Exercises adapt with each key stroke to individual skill levels and responses, keeping students continuously challenged but not frustrated.
  • Simultaneous Development—Exercises develop major cognitive and reading skills simultaneously to produce lasting improvements in learning.
  • Timely Motivation—Tiered rewards are designed to maximize motivation from start to finish.

What are the Technical Requirements for running the software?

View the Technical Specifications page. 

It sounds different, doesn’t it? That’s because Fast ForWord (Fast ForWord Language v2 for elementary students in the demo below) uses patented technology to slow and amplify the specific hard-to-process sounds of the English language. Children start with exercises that help them perceive and process speech sounds appropriately, while simultaneously building grammar, comprehension, and vocabulary. Research shows that this bottom-up approach leads to improved language and reading skills, in just a few months.  

Once the foundation is solid, students continue with a series of Fast ForWord Reading products to build critical reading skills, develop advanced reading comprehension, and expand vocabulary. View Reading Level 1 exercises.

[click the character to demo each exercise]

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