Fast ForWord®

Fast ForWord® helps children:

  • Pay attention for longer periods
  • Follow multi-step directions
  • Read better and understand more

What is the Fast ForWord Program?

Fast ForWord does what no other intervention can do: it starts with cognitive skills like memory, attention and processing speed and works from the bottom up, using the principles of neuroplasticity. Fast ForWord aims to remediate the underlying difficulties that keep struggling readers and English language learners from making progress.

More than 250 research studies prove that Fast ForWord can build the foundational language and cognitive skills that so many struggling learners need to succeed. After Fast ForWord, learners can improve their language and reading by up to two grade levels in as little as three months, simultaneously boosting performance across all areas of study. And research has shown that these gains endure over time.

Who will benefit from this program?

The Fast ForWord Program was designed for struggling learners ages 4+ including:

  • Special Education
  • Dyslexia
  • Specific learning disability
  • ADHD
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Specific language impairment
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Response to Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3
  • English language learners

What are the requirements?

The Fast ForWord program is intended to be completed 5 days a week with 30-minute sessions each day. The program will last for 12 weeks throughout the summer, from June – September 2017. The program can be completed on a computer or an iPad, and the required headphones will be provided.

How can I ensure my child will stay on track?

Weekly progress notes will be provided to parents that will clearly outline each child’s progress, participation, highlights, and areas that may need improvement. In addition, weekly incentives will be offered to the children to keep them motivated.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Erika Emmons, OT/L at 320-769-4393.