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The Fast ForWord program is a learning acceleration software based on over 30 years of neuroscience research used worldwide. It develops the cognitive skills that enhance learning. The strengthening of these skills results in improvement of critical language and reading skills such as phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, working memory, syntax, grammar, and other skills necessary to learn how to read or to become a better reader.
The Fast ForWord program builds a strong cognitive academic language foundation. Learners experience rapid improvements in English language and literacy skills.
In studies, students have experienced gains in reading skills averaging 1 – 2 years.
Students around the globe are using the Fast ForWord programto develop the cognitive skills that enhance learning, leading to academic success.
Reading Assistant acts as a patient, non-judgmental listener, that provides support to all students as they improve their English oral reading skills, essential for English language proficiency.
Reading Assistant software combines advanced speech verification technology with scientifically-based interventions to help students strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Students listen to a model fluent reading of the passage, preview vocabulary, and read the passage orally. After reading, students review problematic words they did not understand and playback their reading.
Reading Assistant is for students who have attained basic word recognition and decoding skills and are now building vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. This includes students as young as preschoolers, all the way up to adults.