Fast ForWord Rewires Dyslexic Children’s Brains For Reading

Did you see the Science Daily article of a study that reviews the impact of Fast ForWord Language on dyslexia in children.  It takes fMRI’s of the brain of dyslexic children before and after a Fast ForWord course.  The study confirmed the early findings of Dr. Paula Tallal, Scientific Learning founder; dyslexic children brains did not react to fast changing sounds. This inability to hear these small differences leads to reading decoding difficulties.

Here’s a quote on the Fast ForWord trial outcome:

“The repetitive exercises appeared to rewire the dyslexic children’s brains: after eight weeks of daily sessions their brains responded more like typical readers’ when processing fast-changing sounds, and their reading improved.”

Here is the article link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071030114055.htm

About Geoff Nixon

Geoff Nixon is the founder of Gemm Learning. He saw the power of cognitive software when Fast ForWord helped his son with language and reading. Looking at the intervention alternatives for his son, he saw information was hard to get, evaluations were traumatic and cost a fortune, and that most recommendations were instruction based -- they did not address the underlying issues. This was the spark for Gemm Learning, started in Westchester, NY in late 2005.