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February 23, 2021
Reading Gains with Fast ForWord in Lawrence, NY

Lawrence School District has made impressive gains with the Fast ForWord reading program during distance and hybrid learning. Here's how.

December 16, 2020
Exciting New Addition to Fast ForWord: Elements II

The brand-new component of the Fast ForWord Literacy program for grades 6-12 launches in early 2021. Here's a sneak peek of Elements II!

November 18, 2020
Best Practices for a Secondary Fast ForWord Implementation

If you are using Fast ForWord Literacy at your middle or high schools, here are 5 best practices for a successful implementation.

November 11, 2020
Auditory Processing: What’s Sound Got to Do, Got to Do with Reading?

Although reading is thought of as a visual mode of communication, it relies heavily on auditory processing skills. Here's what sound has to do with reading and how you can make struggling learners into strong readers.

October 15, 2020
Why Lisa Wilson Is All In on Fast ForWord

Lisa Wilson ran the Fast ForWord program at a Louisiana school district for 14 years before reaching even more learners as a Scientific Learning employee. She shares why she’s all in on the software.

August 6, 2020
Elements I Has Arrived!

Today, we officially launch Elements I, our brand-new offering for secondary readers! With the release of Elements I, Fast ForWord Literacy now offers the first evidence-based reading intervention fully tailored to the needs of adolescent learners. Here's what you can expect.

July 28, 2020
How the Adolescent Brain Learns

The adolescent brain is incredible, but also incredibly misunderstood. When secondary educators better understand cognitive development during adolescence, they will discover the answers to these common questions...

June 30, 2020
How to Master Mastery-Based Learning

What can educators do to help students recoup this year’s learning loss? One promising idea is mastery-based learning. What is mastery-based learning? Why is it more important than ever? Finally, and most excitingly, how does Elements I utilize this approach to meet secondary readers’ needs?

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