Overview: The New Fast ForWord Reading Intervention
See how Fast ForWord’s 3-part model does more than improve reading.
Summer Learning with Auditory Processing Disorder
"You’d be amazed at what can happen." Manuel and Carol share their advice about summer learning when you have a child with APD, and how Fast ForWord is helping their twin boys: "They're doing things beyond what I had expected for them."
Angie Sees Immediate Improvements in her Son with Auditory Processing Disorder/ADD
She didn’t know that her son had APD until recently – and that’s when the lightbulb went off: he wasn’t being “lazy” or defiant. He simply wasn’t processing all that his mom was saying. He started Fast ForWord just 6 weeks ago.
Angie’s Tears After 6 Weeks of Fast ForWord
She has a 12-year-old son with autism.
“When Dante was little…he was non-verbal. At that point, as a parent, you're kind of desperate.” After 6 weeks of Fast ForWord, she’s seeing marked improvements. “That heartbreak that you had in the very beginning, it’s wiped away when you see such success.”
Monicia’s Amazement After 5 Weeks of Fast ForWord
She has a 9-year-old son with autism.
Monicia’s son was non-verbal and diagnosed as severe on the autism spectrum at 3 years old. Though she was scared, she told herself, “I’m not going to let this happen. He needs to be able to function.” She says, “He started Fast ForWord about five weeks ago. I am so amazed with him right now. It's like oh my goodness…I have [more] hope than what I had before."
Meet Lisa and Cory: A Speech Therapist and a Young Man with a Heart to Serve
Cory was diagnosed with autism at a young age, and started working with Lisa at Wings Speech. Look how far he's come!
Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader
You can't see inside...
When this doesn't work...
You did everything right. What went wrong?
Eric Jensen Fast ForWord Tips
Take some advice from Dr. Eric Jensen on how to make the most of the Fast ForWord reading intervention with students.
Fast ForWord Student Motivation Video
Use this video to show why and how Fast ForWord works to help your adolescent students become better readers and learners. It starts in the brain - but it's ultimately up to them to put the work in to see results!
Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Overview
Scientific Learning’s products are unique reading intervention tools used around the world to build reading and learning skills. With over 300 studies, Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant truly are research-based products.
Fast ForWord on the iPad®
David’s using an iPad to improve his memory, attention, processing and reading skills. How? Watch to see the Fast ForWord exercises in action.
Reading Assistant Overview Video
Just like a personal, interactive tutor, Reading Assistant actually "listens" to each student read. It's the only reading software with REAL TIME oral reading feedback. If a student stumbles or gets stuck, Reading Assistant intervenes by saying the word correctly, providing help at the very moment when it's most effective.
Fast ForWord Overview Video
With the Fast ForWord program, students can strengthen foundational learning pathways in the brain, dramatically increasing their capacity to learn. The Fast ForWord program can quickly transform students into better learners across all areas of study – learners who can absorb information faster, pay closer attention, and remember more of what they are taught.
The Reading Brain and the Fast ForWord Program
The reading-ready brain coordinates sounds to language, language to reading, and reading to comprehension. This video provides an overview of how the reading brain works.
Improving Reading Comprehension & Executive Function
Amber Hall, a parent of two, describes how using the Fast ForWord product helped her 5th grade son with focus and organization and her 3rd grade daughter with reading and listening skills.
At risk of dropping out of high school, Kenny Hilliard started using the Fast ForWord program with the hope of earning a traditional high school diploma. After the program, Kenny had improved reading comprehension, grades, and ACT scores and is now headed for Louisiana State University on a football scholarship.
Educators Speak about Results They Have Seen with Fast ForWord Products
Teachers and administrators from school districts around the U.S. describe the results they have seen in students using the Fast ForWord products. They cite improvements in reading, comprehension, and staying on task, as well as some “miraculous results.”
Broward County, FL: “Fast ForWord has made me a more confident learner.”
Teachers, administrators, and students from Broward County, FL, describe the results they have seen with the Fast ForWord products. These include greater focus, an increased desire to read and learn, and the belief that the students can do anything they want to do.
Anchorage, AK: “I am stunned. I've never seen anything like this.”
A veteran teacher speaks about her initial resistance to the Fast ForWord implementation at her school and her subsequent conversion to Fast ForWord enthusiast. She interviews multiple students about their improved reading skills, including one whose reading grade level increased 7 years.
Show Low, AZ: “This is my second year requesting to use Fast ForWord for all my classes.”
A Fast ForWord coach from the Show Low School Unified School District, AZ, talks about her K-3rd grade students. She interviews two 3rd grade students who raised their grades after using Fast ForWord products—an ELL student and an above-average reader who had trouble focusing.
Liberty Public Schools, MO: "The number of students we're able to reach is tremendous."
Educators and students at Liberty Public Schools in Liberty, MO, share accounts of their successes with the Fast ForWord products, from increased enjoyment of reading to improved reading and math grades.
Cumberland County, NC: “I would highly recommend this program.”
District educators talk about the success of their Fast ForWord implementation, and a 9th grade student from Cumberland County Schools in North Carolina demonstrates his improved reading ability.
Willie Brown: From Struggling Reader to College Student
When Willie Brown was 15, he was reading at a 1st grade level. After years of testing resulting in a diagnosis of severe dyslexia, he found an inspirational teacher who assigned him to work on the Fast ForWord program and his life changed forever.
Josie’s Story: Success for a Struggling Reader
Josie Bowles entered 4th grade as a struggling reader with poor fluency. She began the Fast ForWord program that fall, and by spring her grade level equivalency scores rose from 2.5 to 4.7 for vocabulary and from 3.5 to 5.5 in comprehension.
Empowering Our Children to Learn
Sherrelle Walker, Chief Education Officer for Scientific Learning, discusses how the Scientific Learning products build memory, attention, processing, and sequencing—the foundational skills required for all learning. Video clip from The Balancing Act.
The Fast ForWord Story
Learn the history of the Fast ForWord software, from the research lab to your classroom.
Ba/Da: Why Fast ForWord Sounds the Way it Does
Have you wondered why the Fast ForWord exercises sound unusual? Watch this tutorial to find out why.
Wheep Whoop! Why are the Tone Sequencing Exercises Critically Important?
Learn why the Fast ForWord sound sequencing exercises are both challenging and critical to student success.