This Year: All Students Will Make Progress

Meets Requirements of Results-Driven AccountabilityOnly 3% of students who receive special education re-classify to general education. We can do better! Students who receive special education support don’t need more good content and instruction—they need more highly functioning cognitive skills to process your solid curriculum, and then a way to repeatedly practice these skills with feedback and support.

NEW: Fast ForWord now includes fluency and reading comprehension training for K-12 students! Learn more. 

Endorsed by CASEFast ForWord

Fast ForWord is an online reading intervention that uses the principles of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to rewire and improve – to treat the underlying cause of language and reading difficulties. 

What skills does it target?

  • Attention and working memory skills
  • Auditory processing
  • Phonics and phonological awareness
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Listening comprehension and following 

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Reading Assistant™

Reading Assistant is the only online reading tool that uses speech recognition to support students as they read aloud. This unique technology is NOW included with Fast ForWord for K-12 students.

How does it work?

  • Like a 1:1 reading coach, it corrects and supports learners when they mispronounce or misread a word aloud
  • Works as a non-judgmental listener, guiding struggling students through just-right reading selections
  • Helps to build reading fluency and comprehension

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Reduce Referrals, Make Progress

Read our case studies about how Fast ForWord has made a difference in Special Education for these schools:

  • Administrators in St. Mary Parish, LA are seeing a decrease in special education referrals and rates
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  • Haines Borough, AK is making AYP with all students, including students receiving special ed
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Proven effective for students diagnosed with:

  • Specific learning disability 
  • Auditory processing disorders (APD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Specific language impairment, speech and language impairment
  • Autism

See a sampling of the research

Researched at Top Universities

  • Fast ForWord is the only reading intervention that has been substantiated by research at Rutgers, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Cornell, etc.
  • Students can see gains in weeks in reading and language skills - and changes to their learning that last a lifetime

Fast ForWord Targets Dyslexia at the Neurological Level

Real Results

Special Education Results with Fast ForWord Autism Results with Fast ForWord Developmental Disability Results with Fast ForWord Learning Disabilities Results with Fast ForWord

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We're With You Every Step of the Way!

Making a Difference Every Day

Over 8500 schools and 2 million students have used Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant products.