Fast ForWord – A Learning Accelerator

Family Academy launched Fast ForWord in February, 2013. Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord develops and strengthens memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing – the cognitive skills essential for reading. By strengthening these skills, we see improvement in a wide range of critical 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. In over 250 studies (www.scientificlearning.com/results), research indicates that learners can see achievement gains of 1-2 years in as little as 8-12 weeks. While Fast ForWord is a literacy based program, studies that monitor progress in other areas of the curriculum confirm that it also improves other areas because Fast ForWord teaches one how to learn. Fast ForWord is definitely based on the now, well accepted concept of neuroplasticity that extends throughout life. Interactive activities of this program follow the important concepts of short, frequent, intense (i.e. full focus) that distinguish neuroplasticity. Fast ForWord is a learning accelerator with recommended protocols of 30 – 50 minutes 5 times a week. We offer 10 week sessions following the 4 quarters of the school year and a summer session. Students are encouraged to continue in the program until they have completed it or fulfilled goals.

 

 

Mothers whose children completed the first session and are continuing a second session testify:

  • I would definitely recommend it [Fast ForWord} and definitely will do it again.
  • I also want to have my son do the next [additional] 10 weeks.  This is working great and he is making progress.

Those who would benefit from Fast ForWord include:

  1. Beginning Learners.
  2. Struggling Learners.
  3. English Language Learners.
  4. College-bound Learners.
  5. Learners preparing for GED and college entrance exams.
  6. Any Learner.

For more information contact us at mdail@academynorthwest.net or (253) 581-1588.

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