Is there proof that Fast ForWord® works?

A: Continuous research is providing proof that Fast ForWord creates impressive improvements in language and reading skills. Since its origins in university labs, scientists have continuously tracked the progress of students using the Fast ForWord products. You can visit Scientific Learning’s website for a list of research studies that have been published in peer reviewed journals.

Proof that Fast ForWord Changes the Brain

proof-fast-forword-worksIn addition, a brain-imaging study conducted by Stanford University provided proof that Fast ForWord activated the parts of the brain needed for reading success. The scans taken before and after treatment showed the changes that took place in the brain. Temple, E., Deutsch, G. K., Poldrack, R. A., Miller, S.L., Tallal, P., Merzenich, M. M., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2003). Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from functional MRI. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100(5), 2860-2865. This data from fMRI scans surprised the academic world when it was published in 2003. It provided undisputed proof that Fast ForWord works!

The Brain that Changes Itself

Dr. Mike Merzenich is a world famous neuroscientist. He is one of the people who created Fast ForWord. His research is described in a book called, The Brain that Changes Itself.

Download a free excerpt of chapter 3 of Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain that Changes Itself.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fast ForWord

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