Fast ForWord® Literacy builds cognitive, language, and literacy skills for the adolescent student.
Through an integrated set of computer-based exercises this scientifically validated product can deliver a two-year reading gain in as little as eight weeks. Based on neuroscience research, Fast ForWord® to Literacy creates an intervention like no other, which gets to the underlying foundational issues that challenge the struggling reader.
Combined with data-driven educational content it adapts to a student’s skill level so adolescent students are continually challenged rather than being frustrated by tasks that are too difficult or bored with tasks that are too easy.
Using graphics, characters, and themes that are appealing to today’s adolescent, this product provides advanced grammatical structures, places increased demand on listening for comprehension tasks and advances student vocabulary, including terms from math and science.
Product features support students in achieving rapid success, often without any additional intervention. Some of these include introductory trials with visual-help, a vocabulary tool that allows for pre-learning words and concepts.
Fast Forward Literacy moves middle and high school students toward grade level reading skills, with a focus on listening accuracy, phonological awareness, and language structures.
To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord® Literacy develops critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:
- Improves memory by requiring holding a word or statement in short-term memory while retrieving picture-concept associations from long-term memory.
- Improves attention by making students focus on the tasks at hand.
- Strengthens processing ability through auditory, visual, and linguistic processing of orally and visually presented stories for meaning and comprehension.
- Develops sequencing through exercises that require using word order to comprehend simple and complex statements and instructions and organizing a response that follows the specified sequence of actions.
What are the Fast ForWord® Literacy exercises like?
The Fast ForWord® to Literacy product consists of six exercises: three sound exercises and three word exercises. The exercises work together to help develop the understanding of basic speech sounds as well as the fundamental cognitive skills essential for learning and reading.
The sound exercises present complex auditory information in a sub-word format, such as frequency sweeps and syllables. In some instances, the speech sounds have been digitally generated using patented methods (including selective intensity increases and duration extensions) to provide enhanced learning opportunities.
The word exercises present words, either in isolation or within sentences, with various levels of linguistic complexity. In some instances, the speech sounds have been digitally altered using patented methods (including selective intensity increases and duration extensions) to provide enhanced learning opportunities.
The following scope and sequence explains the tasks involved, the language and reading skills targeted and the cognitive skills developed.
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