Fast ForWord

FastForWordAuditoryProcessing

 Fast ForWord is an internet based program using patented technology based on neuroscience-based learning principles to improve the fundamental cognitive skills of memory, attention, processing, and sequencing, while simultaneously improving reading and learning skills.   The words and sentences used in the games have been acoustically altered to stretch and emphasize the rapidly changing phonetic elements within natural speech. Auditory neural pathways and synapses in the brain change as a result of the sensory input and training games.  This leads to dramatic improvements in auditory processing, language, and reading.

Fast ForWord exercises develop critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  1. Improves memory by having the student hold a statement or question in working memory while retrieving picture-concept associations from long-term memory.
  2. Improves attention by developing the ability to focus on multiple tasks and ignore distractions.
  3. Strengthens auditory and linguistic processing rates so that students can distinguish sounds quickly enough to discriminate individual phonemes and understand words and sentences.
  4. Develops sequencing skills through exercises that require the use of a logical word order to comprehend simple and complex instructions and organize a response that follows the specified sequence of actions.

 

Fast ForWord is an ideal program for children with temporal processing deficits (related to disorders of  timing cues of auditory signals).  The exercises are very effective to rewire how the brain processes language and strengthen the fundamental building blocks for listening, speaking and reading success.  When children process auditory information more efficiently, every other instructional strategy works better. For more information, visit Fast ForWord.

  • Up to 43% of Children with Learning Difficulties Have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • 25% of Children with Learning Difficulties Have APD and Dyslexia
  • Auditory Processing Center, LLC
    541 Highway 80 West
    Suite C
    Clinton, MS 39056
    Phone: (601) 488-4189
    Fax: (601) 488-4888