Special education specialists know their students have incredible capacities. With the Fast ForWord suite of programs, students can achieve their greatest learning potential. By building the core cognitive skills of memory, attention, and processing, Fast ForWord changes brains to change lives, even helping students graduate from special education services altogether.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, Sharon Fouts, Swartz Creek Community School District
We also had two students in the district that we actually took out of Special Education because they did Fast ForWord. The intervention made a big difference for our special needs kids.”
Endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), the Fast ForWord language and reading intervention was designed by leading cognitive neuroscientists to target the root causes of learning and reading difficulty in the brain. These cognitive skills of memory, attention, processing, and sequencing that reading proficiency requires are the same cognitive capacities that learners struggle with in their specific learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. By addressing the underlying causes of learning disabilities, the Fast ForWord product allows your students to flourish as learners and readers, and these improvements stay with them for life.
The Fast ForWord solution produces efficient and enduring results with a 3-in-1 approach to intervention. Fast ForWord exercises simultaneously build 1) reading and language skills, 2) cognitive skills, and 3) social-emotional skills.
Reading and Language Skills: Fast ForWord exercises develop foundational language, grammar, phonics, multisyllabic words, decoding, and more. An online guided reading tool builds fluency and reading comprehension.
Cognitive skills: Fast ForWord exercises improve working memory, attention, auditory processing rate, and sequencing.
Social-Emotional Learning: Students will flourish as they develop confidence, self-management, self-advocacy, agency, and a healthy self-concept. As they achieve their full learning potential, they will recognize themselves for the capable learners they are.
Some students receiving special education services call Fast ForWord life-changing. Here are some of their stories: