Building Listening Skills to Improve Focus and Attention

Aug 30, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

building listening skillsWhat is a normal attention span for kids? Learn more about age-appropriate attention spans and how you can help build listening skills and focus in your child!

Top 10 New Fast ForWord Features That Students and Educators Will Love

Aug 16, 2018 by Logan De Ley, MA, MS

Fast ForWord Foundations IThe new Fast ForWord Foundations I is here!  Fast ForWord with SmartLearning Technology is now easier and faster to use with built-in motivations and interventions. Learn more about the latest and greatest improvements with Fast ForWord.

Our Top Four Webinars: Summer Learning

Jun 28, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

popular webinars Interested in summer Professional Development? Take a look at our most popular webinars from the last year. Enjoy listening/watching them from anywhere and learn the latest on how the brain learns, reading, dyslexia, autism, and more!

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

May 16, 2018 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

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

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

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

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

Dec 6, 2017 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

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.

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? 

We Asked the Fast ForWord Experts About Back to School

Aug 23, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Fast ForWord creative ideasWe asked our implementation experts (also known as Professional Development Managers) about what they see in classrooms across the country, how you all are motivating your kiddos, and their top piece of advice for you this year. I was most excited about the story at the end! 

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