The two programs in the Fast ForWord LANGUAGE Series series help children develop important cognitive skills for learning. Which skills are we talking about? The necessary skills are phonological awareness, processing, attention, automaticity, memory and sequencing.
There are two programs in the Fast ForWord Language Series. The graphics, vocabulary and stories are aimed at children. Teens and adults who are ready for more advanced vocabulary and stories use the Fast ForWord LITERACY Series instead.
The Fast ForWord LANGUAGE Series helps struggling readers become good readers. Neuroplan Treatment Services offers these programs as part of a monthly service package for children with dyslexia, learning disabilities and attention difficulties. Children who are learning English can also benefit from the Fast ForWord Language Series.See our Program Pricing
At Neuroplan, we tell kids that Fast ForWord wakes up their ears. It gets their brains ready to work at top speed during listening tasks.
Often these kids have had their hearing tested and the results have been normal. This can be surprising to the teachers and parents who know them. These kids are such poor listeners that the adults are often sure there is a hearing problem.
A hearing test is a low level brain task. It basically asks, “Did you hear a beep?”A basic hearing test does not tell you much about auditory processing. It doesn’t tell you if the person can interpret incoming speech sounds and map meaning onto these sounds.
Some children have auditory processing deficits. They simply can’t interpret speech sounds quickly and they end up guessing and making mistakes when they are trying to figure out the meaning. These kids have an auditory processing disorder rather than a hearing loss.
The good news is that Fast ForWord has been scientifically proven. It is an effective treatment that gets to the root of the problem. For more information, read our frequently asked questions about Fast ForWord.
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Comprehending language is a high level brain task. Language is the crucial foundation for literacy development.
Students require a strong memory, excellent attention, fast processing and accurate sequencing in order to succeed with academics. They must be able to hear differences between speech sounds because this changes the meaning (e.g. “peas” versus “peace”). They need the ability to match speech sounds to alphabet letters quickly and accurately.
All these cognitive skills help students succeed at listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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