Liza Herrera is a speech-language assistant and part owner of Wings Speech & Language Center, where more than 350 children with autism receive personalized services for a wide range of skills. One of the most powerful, life-changing interventions for these children is Fast ForWord. Why does Liza support Fast ForWord? Read to find out.
Do students learn better when instructors clearly outline learning goals (explicit instruction), or when students explore concepts independently (implicit instruction)?
Reading aloud isn’t just for beginning readers. Expressive oral reading is a foundational reading skill that all students should be developing between first and fifth grade. Find out why.
It has many names: "the summer slide" or "the summer brain drain." But no matter what you call it, summer learning loss is a major issue. In this blog, you'll get 5 tips for how to help your struggling reader actually make learning gains over the summer. Check it out!
When Manuel and Carol's twin boys were diagnosed with central auditory processing disorder, they began a journey to help their sons that led them to Fast ForWord. Now 18, the twins are preparing to graduate from high school. Read this compelling interview to learn more about one family's rewarding journey with Fast ForWord.
Did you know that goldfish now have a longer attention span than the average human? Distractions don't stay at home. Many follow students into the classroom. Continue reading to receive five tips for ways you can improve students' attention span.
Meet Monicia, a parent whose vulnerability, strength, and optimism are contagious. No matter what the "experts" tell her, Monicia stays focused on helping her son with autism. After only 5 weeks of using the Fast ForWord intervention, Monicia is amazed. You might be surprised why.
Research shows that children who come from homes in poverty often struggle to learn to read. But there is hope. In this blog, you'll learn about the three primary factors that impact children from homes of poverty and how educators can positively influence reading and learning skills by understanding how students' brains function.
The idea that cognitive skills can be improved — and that IQ is not fixed — is a relatively new concept in education. Here’s a breakdown of the four main cognitive skills you’ll see in students, and how to improve them.
The "30-million word gap" has received a great deal of well-deserved attention. But, focusing on vocabulary only is missing the point. The problem begins way earlier than previously thought and has serious implications for reversing the seemingly intractable achievement gap.