Behaviour can cause learning difficulties

It can be very frustrating and demoralising for students to constantly feel a sense of failure and confusion in the classroom. Learning difficulties can sometimes result in emotional and behavioural difficulties such as helplessness, giving up, an ‘I’m dumb’ attitude, or even naughty, distractive and destructive behaviour.

For students exhibiting behavioural characteristics in conjunction with learning difficulty and reduced academic performance, Fast ForWord® can provide an ideal learning intervention in the form of interactive and adaptive computer exercises that are fun and enticing.

The Fast ForWord program is designed to constantly assess and adapt to the participant’s level of ability meaning that parents of children with behavioural issues can be assured that they are provided with an individually tailored program that is always delivered at a just right level of challenge.

After each training session, the participant’s results are uploaded via the internet to Master Readers Learning’s team of education professionals for monitoring, and participants receive weekly progress summaries. Knowing that the results are monitored gives participants a sense of novelty and accountability, helping to maintain motivation levels.

Each of these elements enables students who display emotional and behavioural difficulties to feel a sense of success in themselves as a learner.

Fast ForWord offers the following benefits for students who experience learning frustrations:

  • Helps the student to keep up in class and achieve better academic outcomes
  • Improves auditory comprehension and processing speed, which is necessary for following instructions
  • Decreases distractibility and learning fatigue
  • Develops organisational skills and memory
  • Develops the student’s confidence in their ability to contribute to classroom discussions and helps to instill a can-do attitude to homework
  • Improves self esteem and social skills.

The overall goal is to make learning easier and more enjoyable for students so that they actively seek rather than avoid learning activities and feel a sense of success in themselves as a learner.