Fast ForWord for Auditory Processing
Intensive, research validated software
Fast ForWord is brain training software that targets auditory processing disorder (APD), a common source of reading and learning issues.
Developed by world-renowned neuroscientists, Fast ForWord harnesses the power of neuroplasticity — the ability of the brain to respond to exercise and improve function — to target the auditory processing delays and help children become better listeners, learners and readers.
The founding neuroscientists reasoned that auditory processing could be strengthened with the stimulation, and that this would significantly improve language, learning and reading. They spent the next 20 years developing exercises, launching Fast ForWord for auditory processing in 1997.
Slow Pitch To Success
The concept behind Fast ForWord is to find the student’s processing level and then to build speed in tiny, incremental steps, not unlike how a parent starts off pitching slowly to a young baseballer.
Students make hundreds of sequencing and sound discrimination decisions in quick succession. It adds speed and complexity, building to the language processing efficiency required for reading.
Fast ForWord starts with cognitive brain training programs that specifically address auditory processing issues. Students then move to the reading series, which has elementary, middle and high school level programs.
Fast ForWord is based on established neuroscience concepts that promote improved brain function in a relatively short period. These principles help create new neural connections, improved learning.
Fast ForWord Research For APD
Over 70,000 students, mainly struggling readers, have been part of highly scrutinized scientific studies, and 700+ scientific articles have been written about Fast ForWord, many focused on APD. The study results have been overwhelmingly positive.