Comprehensive reading program series at home.
- Self-paced software, with professional oversight.
- Research-validated, neuroscience-based.
Online Reading Programs
Science-Based Software That Treats Underlying Issues
88% of struggling readers share a common difficulty -- processing delays that undermine phonological awareness and reading efficiency.
Our reading programs use advances in neuroscience to rewire and improve processing and related reading skills for all ages. Most students see significant reading gains in just a few months.
Program Steps & Goals
We train reading skills in sequence, step by step, starting at the base of the pyramid.
There are three phases:
- Build cognitive fundamentals
The first reading program strengthens the auditory processing, phonological awareness, and related skills required for decoding.
- Make reading more fluent
We then train decoding automaticity, vocabulary, spelling and language structure. We will sometimes insert Reading Assistant here, speech recognition-based oral reading practice.
- Develop reading comprehension
We then focus on reading comprehension and critical thinking, reading with metacognition, as is required to meet the Common Core State Standards.
How we improve reading comprehension
While many online reading programs require years of instruction, our one-time program takes about 4-6 months to complete, using a five day a week, 30 minute a day protocol.
Convenient and Engaging
Being online at home, our reading programs are convenient and easy to access. The software has a computer-game feel, which we augment with online student rewards and mailed certificates.
Fast ForWord uses adaptive algorithms based on neuroscience principles that create the intensity required to rewire learning. It is a natural learning approach -- interactive discovery -- similar to how children learn language.
More about the software exercise design
Ranked #1 in 2-year Nevada State Study
Our reading programs are research-validated, backed by 240+ studies in 40 countries, including coming in as "most effective" out of 24 reading programs in a comprehensive 2-year Nevada State Study.
Reading Programs By Age
Younger children, 5 years and older, work mainly on processing, language and phonological awareness. Our elementary reading programs are adaptive, meaning students progress at their own pace, without frustration.
Our middle school reading programs revisit reading fluency before focusing on reading comprehension. Our high school reading programs build reading speed and comprehension with critical thinking, needed in high stakes tests.
Get Started With A Free Consult
To find out if your child is a candidate for our reading programs, call for a free consult or ask your questions here.