David’s using an iPad to improve his memory, attention, processing and reading skills. How? Watch to see the Fast ForWord exercises in action.
Just like a personal, interactive tutor, Reading Assistant actually "listens" to each student read. It's the only reading software with REAL TIME oral reading feedback. If a student stumbles or gets stuck, Reading Assistant intervenes by saying the word correctly, providing help at the very moment when it's most effective.
With the Fast ForWord program, students can strengthen foundational learning pathways in the brain, dramatically increasing their capacity to learn. The Fast ForWord program can quickly transform students into better learners across all areas of study – learners who can absorb information faster, pay closer attention, and remember more of what they are taught.
The reading-ready brain coordinates sounds to language, language to reading, and reading to comprehension. This video provides an overview of how the reading brain works.
Amber Hall, a parent of two, describes how using the Fast ForWord product helped her 5th grade son with focus and organization and her 3rd grade daughter with reading and listening skills.
At risk of dropping out of high school, Kenny Hilliard started using the Fast ForWord program with the hope of earning a traditional high school diploma. After the program, Kenny had improved reading comprehension, grades, and ACT scores and is now headed for Louisiana State University on a football scholarship.
Teachers and administrators from school districts around the U.S. describe the results they have seen in students using the Fast ForWord products. They cite improvements in reading, comprehension, and staying on task, as well as some “miraculous results.”
Teachers, administrators, and students from Broward County, FL, describe the results they have seen with the Fast ForWord products. These include greater focus, an increased desire to read and learn, and the belief that the students can do anything they want to do.
A veteran teacher speaks about her initial resistance to the Fast ForWord implementation at her school and her subsequent conversion to Fast ForWord enthusiast. She interviews multiple students about their improved reading skills, including one whose reading grade level increased 7 years.
A Fast ForWord coach from the Show Low School Unified School District, AZ, talks about her K-3rd grade students. She interviews two 3rd grade students who raised their grades after using Fast ForWord products—an ELL student and an above-average reader who had trouble focusing.
Educators and students at Liberty Public Schools in Liberty, MO, share accounts of their successes with the Fast ForWord products, from increased enjoyment of reading to improved reading and math grades.
District educators talk about the success of their Fast ForWord implementation, and a 9th grade student from Cumberland County Schools in North Carolina demonstrates his improved reading ability.
When Willie Brown was 15, he was reading at a 1st grade level. After years of testing resulting in a diagnosis of severe dyslexia, he found an inspirational teacher who assigned him to work on the Fast ForWord program and his life changed forever.
Josie Bowles entered 4th grade as a struggling reader with poor fluency. She began the Fast ForWord program that fall, and by spring her grade level equivalency scores rose from 2.5 to 4.7 for vocabulary and from 3.5 to 5.5 in comprehension.
Sherrelle Walker, Chief Education Officer for Scientific Learning, discusses how the Scientific Learning products build memory, attention, processing, and sequencing—the foundational skills required for all learning. Video clip from The Balancing Act.
Learn the history of the Fast ForWord software, from the research lab to your classroom.
Have you wondered why the Fast ForWord exercises sound unusual? Watch this tutorial to find out why.
Learn why the Fast ForWord sound sequencing exercises are both challenging and critical to student success.