Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced is designed to appeal to teenagers while strengthening their processing efficiency so they can establish a foundation for learning.
Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced is the second product in the Fast ForWord® product sequence for the secondary and adult segment. It is taken after the Fast ForWord® Literacy product.
To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced software develops critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:
- Builds memory skills through exercises that task both working and long-term memory.
- Improves concentration and the ability to focus attention and ignore distractions through highly demanding attention tasks.
- Strengthens auditory, visual and linguistic processing of orally presented words, sentences and stories for meaning and comprehension.
- Develops sequencing through exercises that require utilization of word order to comprehend complex statements and multi-step instructions, and then requires following a specified sequence of actions in response.
Using graphics, characters, and themes that are appealing to today’s teenager, 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.
What are the Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced exercises like?
The Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced product consists of five exercises: one sound exercise and four 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 exercise presents tonal sweeps using different frequencies, different sequences of multiple sounds, and different time durations.
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) to provide enhanced learning opportunities. The participant also works on graphemes, the letters that represent phonemes, and on visual tracking to strengthen left-to-right reading patterns.