This summer my daughter was enrolled in the Fast ForWord ® summer program to help with reading comprehension and learning proficiency. The program was 5 days a week for 6 weeks for just less than two hours a day. The entire time was spent on a computer, essentially playing games. Obviously they found a way to get the attention of kids.
The program is a computer-based product that develops cognitive skills, memory, attention, processing, and sequencing. Sound like something your child could use help with in school?
As games, or modules, are played, the student advances until the entire module is completed. Some kids fly through certain games while they struggle with others. The games that are difficult relate to the areas or functions of the brain where they need help the most. The program identifies the individual learning weaknesses and adjusts the difficulty automatically.
All scores are tabulated through a database and weekly accomplishments are recorded and printed out for the parents to review. Each child’s results will vary based on a variety of factors. The program worked well for us and by the end of the summer, we jumped four grades in reading. Can’t wait to put it into practice this year in school.
What are the benefits for the student that completes Fast ForWord?
- Increased Cognitive Skills that are crucial for Reading and Learning
- Improved Listening Skills
- Heightened Engagement in Classroom Discussions
- Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence in Learning
If your child is struggling with reading or learning in school, he/she may be a candidate for Fast ForWord®. Check with your school to see if they offer the program in the district at your next IEP Meeting.
You can also contact Scientific Learning (the creator of the Fast ForWord® family of products) to see if there is a learning center in your area that offers their products.
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