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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:

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