Treat dyslexia at the source of difficulty.
- Radically different brain-based software.
- Individualized treatment, online with remote oversight.
Dyslexia Treatment at Home
Harnessing Brain Plasticity To Help Dyslexic Children
Studies show that most reading difficulties, including dyslexia, stem from phonological awareness and processing delays. Our dyslexia treatment uses neuroscience principles to rewire processing and related cognitive skills, making significant gains in just a few months.
Fast ForWord software, backed by 240+ studies
Home-based treatment, with professional oversight
Individualized, self-paced protocols
Children with dyslexia do not always hear the sounds -- phonemes -- inside words, making reading a real challenge to learn, and later on, creating inefficiencies that impede reading comprehension. While there is no cure for dyslexia, you can confront the learning disability by treating the cause. Our one-time intervention improves processing efficiency, thereby helping dyslexia at its source.
New Hope for Children with Dyslexia
It is now established science that the brain is plastic -- it can rewire. Dr. Norman Doidge calls brain plasticity the most meaningful scientific discovery of the last 50 years. It is a major new treatment option for dyslexia and other language-based learning issues.
Our Fast ForWord software takes advantage of this opportunity to rewire learning. Its intensive exercises create new neural activity, as shown in this pre- and post-fMRI image, in the language processing region of the brain -- the source of dyslexia -- that leads to easier, more natural reading, and better reading comprehension.
Our Dyslexia Treatment Steps
The most common forms of dyslexia treatment are tutoring or reading software that simply mimics school instruction, most often with disappointing results. This is because these measures are like pumping air into a leaking tire, temporary fixes designed to cope with symptoms -- they do not address the underlying impediments.
Fast ForWord, by contrast, targets the root causes of dyslexia. The dyslexia treatment starts with cognitive skills and then works up the pyramid:
- Build cognitive foundation. Most children with dyslexia need help with phonological awareness and related skills.
- Develop reading fluency. We then provide exercises to boost spelling, vocabulary and language structure, common difficulties in dyslexic children.
- Reading comprehension. This phase of our treatment is individualized, depending on your child's skill gaps and on your goals. Exercises also build vocabulary knowledge and grammar skills, required for reading comprehension.
- Critical reading (middle school and up). The final step is reading with metacognition, the ability to think about what you are reading -- to self-adjust and think critically.
Every child is different and so the amount of time spent at each stage of the treatment for dyslexia varies. Protocols and outcomes also vary by age. Younger children need work on phonics and cognitive fundamentals, while older children need training in fluency and comprehension skills.
Dyslexia programs by age
Fast & Effective
The quickest and most effective way to resolve a problem is to isolate the underlying cause, and then fix it.
Most dyslexia interventions don't do that. They provide added practice and strategies to work around the underlying difficulty.
Our program is different. Our comprehensive treatment for dyslexia targets the causes of dyslexia from the outset, before building essential reading skills in sequence. It is based on the science of brain fitness, targeting dyslexia at its cognitive source.
The science behind our software for dyslexia
Find Out If We Can Help Your Dyslexic Child
Outcomes vary for each child. To find out if our treatment for dyslexia can help your child, call for a free consult -- our consultants will set appropriate expectations before program commencement -- or ask your questions here.