We've helped 1000s of students just like yours.

Fast ForWord® software is like no other. Developed in a university lab specifically for children with learning issues, Fast ForWord addresses the core cause of your students' learning difficulties by targeting foundational phonics, language, memory, attention, processing and sequencing skills. It is one of the most powerful and unique reading interventions ever created.  

Quote from Peggy Williams, director of instruction for Lamar County School District.

– Peggy Williams, director of instruction,    Lamar County School District.

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Can you prove it?

There is now a general consensus in the research that the majority of literacy-based learning problems are a result of difficulties in the brain's ability to process rapidly changing auditory information. Fast ForWord was developed out of this research and has 270 studies and 55 patents to back up its effectiveness.

Proven Effective

for students diagnosed with:

  • specific learning disability
  • specific language impairment
  • dyslexia
  • auditory processing disorders
  • autism
  • Asperger's
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Real Results

Special Education Autism Developmental Disability Learning Disabilities

Schools and Districts Are Seeing...

A reduction in special education referrals

"Few students are getting to the point of being tested for special education."

   – Dir. of Instruction, Lamar County School District

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A decrease in students who continue to qualify

"By the time students have been in the Fast ForWord program for six months, they no longer qualify for special education because they're now at grade level."

   – S. Brimhall, Show Low, AZ

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A shrinking achievement gap

"The achievement gap is shrinking dramatically."

   – B. Pardee, AK

Haines Borough, AK has seen a 38% increase in math scores and a XX% in literacy scores with students in special ed.

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You have to see it to believe it.

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.  

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Want more? Check out these articles on the latest in learning and neuroscience:

"What New Brain Wave Research Tells Us About Language-Based Learning Disabilities" – M. Burns, Ph.D.
"Why Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) are Hard to Spot and How to Improve Them" – M. Burns, Ph.D.
"Auditory Processing Skills & Reading Disorders in Children" – H.Smith, MA

Or download a sampling of the research behind Fast ForWord and see how it's used at schools around the country to reduce special ed referrals and get more students back to general ed, for good.