8 Issues (Other Than ADHD) That Could Be Causing Attention Problems

May 16, 2018 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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attention problemsWhen a child is struggling with attention issues, ADHD is a leading concern. While it is a common cause of focus and attention problems, there are a number of other issues that could be hindering a child's ability to concentrate. Continue reading to learn about 8 often overlooked issues that could be causing attention issues in children.

3 Ways We've Made the New Fast ForWord Better

May 1, 2018 by Logan De Ley, MA, MS
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New fast ForWordWe spoke with many educators about their implementation struggles, strategies, and successes to discover how we could improve our Fast ForWord program even more. What came out of these conversations is an intervention program that is better, faster, and smarter! Learn more.

Autism and Brain Plasticity: 2018 Research

Apr 26, 2018 by Leslie Ferguson, MA, MFA
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Autism researchEvery year, the highly esteemed Dr. Martha Burns reviews the freshest, latest research on autism, then translates it into understandable language for parents and practitioners alike. For Autism Awareness Month, read the top 5 facts we've learned, and 5 implications for treatment.   

Fast ForWord Program Is Named a Finalist for Two EdTech Cool Tool Awards

Apr 19, 2018 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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Fast ForWord EdTech Awards 2018For the 2nd year in a row, Fast ForWord was recognized by The EdTech Awards. This year, Fast ForWord was a finalist in the special needs solution category, and it was chosen as a finalist in the language learning solution category. 

The Little-Known Truths About Reading Aloud

Mar 7, 2018 by Dylan Hendricks
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reading aloudReading aloud has long been associated with early learners — something to be phased out as soon as silent reading is possible. However, science shows that reading aloud may have significant cognitive benefits even for proficient readers. Continue reading to discover the little-known truths of reading aloud.

4 Education Trends for 2018

Jan 25, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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education trends in 2018With a new administration in the White House, 2017 was an eventful year in education. And 2018 is sure to be as well. Check out our list of the top education trends to watch out for in 2018!

The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters

Dec 6, 2017 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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The reading ready brainReading is a complex task that requires many parts of the brain. Learn what happens in the brain when you read and what you can do to build a reading-ready brain.

Why I've Supported Fast ForWord for 20+ Years

Nov 1, 2017 by Eric Jensen, Ph.D.
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Eric JensenWhen students read poorly, they often generalize it to other subjects (“Maybe I am just dumb”) and most things in school can become overwhelming. That’s painful to watch. How would you like to have joyful, confident readers? How would you like this for free - zilch, nada, zippo? 

Too Many Kids with Dyslexia Are Left Behind: Here's Why

Oct 11, 2017 by Joanne Gouaux
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dyslexia-awarenessEverything necessary to provide learners with dyslexia with an appropriate education is available now, and has been for decades. Even so, too many kids are being left behind. October is dyslexia awareness month, but awareness isn't enough. Why is it taking so long for evidence-based action?  

How Fast ForWord Fills In Missing Literacy Skills in Autism: One Mom’s Story

Sep 27, 2017 by Amie Wozniak, Autism Mom and Advocate
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Thriving with Fast ForWordThere's no go-to handbook for parents that have a child with special needs or learning differences. But you can learn from others' experiences. Check out this mom's account of how Fast ForWord has helped her son with autism make dramatic language and learning improvements!

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