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Science Daily Article on Fast ForWord For Dyslexia
February 18, 2011 by Geoff Nixon
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: