The Fast ForWord Language v2 program.
- Powerful cognitive & language exercises.
- Building a foundation for learning and reading.
Fast ForWord Language v2
Reading and Learning Program For Elementary Age
Fast ForWord Language looks nothing like a traditional reading or language program. Nor should it. It rewires how the brain processes language, strengthening the fundamental building blocks for listening, speaking and reading success. fMRI studies show that in every case this program is able to improve how the brain processes language and how the brain reads. Gemm Learning uses the recent update of the program, Fast ForWord Language v2.
Fast ForWord Language v2 helps children who:
- Have difficulty with reading
- Have difficulty with language -- listening or speaking
- Have auditory processing disorder or dyslexia
Fast ForWord Language v2 has seven adaptive exercises that isolate and exercise working memory, attention stamina, processing or sequencing. At the student's own pace each exercise adds speed and complexity, pulling him/her up towards language and reading proficiency.
Students feed the hungry Ele-Bots by selecting the illustrations which correctly match spoken sentences.This exercise builds language comprehension skills.
Students help Farmer Granny move her animals from the barn and over the fence by clicking when they hear a repeated sound change. This improves the ability to identify and manipulate speech sounds in a quick and efficient manner (phonological fluency), the ability to remain focused on a given task while ignoring distractions and refraining from impulsive behavior (sustained attention), and the capacity for holding speech sounds in memory (phonological memory).
The space athlete is helped to train on the unusual equipment by students who differentiate between sweep sounds. This exercise improves sequencing skills, sound processing and working memory.
The space commander gives students directions to touch or move blocks. This exercise develops listening comprehension, working memory, sequencing skills and sustained attention.
The Whaliens swim below the surface of the planet in formations of 4, 8 and 16. Students attempt to match spoken words by clicking on the correct Whaliens. This exercise improves the student’s ability to recognize spoken words by using auditory and visual-spatial working memory to locate matching syllables.
Language and reading skills developed by Fast ForWord Language:
- Listening accuracy
- Phonological awareness
- Reading fluency
- Listening comprehension
- Understanding of language structure and syntax
Cognitive skills developed by Fast ForWord Language:
- Working memory
- Visual symbol-sound associations from long term memory
- Picture-word associations from long term memory
- Focused attention
- Auditory processing
- Sequencing ability