The Gemm Recipe for Success: Hard Work, Timely Support, the Right Programs

August 23, 2016 by Michelle Reynard

We Do Not Hope For Success Stories, We Expect Them

There are three recurring themes in most Gemm Learning success stories.

  1. Students work hard.
  2. Program managers deliver exceptional service.
  3. Students are in the right programs at the right time.

Obviously the powerful science behind our software plays a role.  However, Fast ForWord software is like a piece of excellent gym equipment – it can make a real difference, but requires monitoring and assistance with regular and correct use.  Only then can good things happen.

The following case studies exemplify this very simple, though powerful success formula.

Jason’s Story

Jason is a high school student with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He was a reluctant reader.
Now Jason reads with focus and stamina. Additionally, he is growing in his fluency. Furthermore, his comprehension and overall social interactions have improved. Read more here

Cooper’s Story

Cooper is a 3rd grader. He is diagnosed with Mixed Receptive and Expressive Language struggles as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He was always a hard worker. Yet very often, his grades did not meet expectations.
Cooper now receives grades that match the effort he has always put forth. He is talkative and, consequently, enjoys communicating with others. Read more here

Elissia’s Story

Elissia is a 2nd grade student. She is diagnosed with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and working memory struggles. Following verbal instructions as well as maintaining focus in the classroom were challenges for her. As a result, she had a negative outlook on school and overall academics.

Today Elissia is an honor roll student. Furthermore, she is willing to read and learn. Read more here




Michelle Reynard

About Michelle Reynard

Michelle is a former classroom teacher with a specialization in reading. She joined Gemm Learning in 2008 and has enjoyed the opportunity to apply her education and experience in new ways.

  • Phoebe’s Mom

    When my daughter did the program, I didn’t expect it to be so transformative. I should have known better!

  • Mermaid7276

    Jason’s story is similar to my son, although when my son did Fast ForWord he was in 3rd grade. He is diagnosed with autism and really struggled with reading and social skills. Fast ForWord has really changed everything for him.

    • Tina Liberatore

      We love to hear these stories! Thank you for sharing.