Fast ForWord® helps to reduce learning difficulty frustration

It can be frustrating and even demoralising to have to persevere with a task that is too easy or too difficult. Younger children typically have lower tolerance for learning frustration and this can have a big impact on their long term perception of themselves as a learner unless their learning frustrations are addressed.

Learning frustration can present in a number of ways, including:

    • Resistance to and avoidance of classroom and/or home work
    • Taking a long time to complete homework or other tasks
    • Drifting off in class or distractibility
    • Eroding confidence
    • Difficulty following multi-step directions.

Eroding confidence

When a student is falling behind in the classroom, they can feel overwhelmed by the feeling that everything is beyond them and coming at them too fast.

Fast ForWord helps to increase participants’ processing speed and capacity so that they are better able to keep up. By improving cognitive abilities, learning suddenly seems possible and a child’s frustration will ease as their confidence increases.

How Fast ForWord® helps

The Fast ForWord exercises are an ideal learning intervention for frustrated learners because:

  • The exercises are presented in the form of interactive and adaptive computer games that are fun and enticing
  • The program has been designed to constantly assess the participant’s level of ability to ensure that they are provided with an individually tailored program that is always delivered at a just right level of challenge
  • Following each training session, the participant’s results are uploaded via the internet to Master Readers team of education professionals for monitoring, and participants receive weekly progress reports. Knowing that the results are monitored gives participants a sense of novelty and accountability.

Each of these elements enables frustrated learners to feel a sense of success in themselves as a learner. The following benefits typically result:

  • Students are better able to keep up in class and achieve improved academic outcomes
  • Improved auditory comprehension and processing speed, which is necessary for following instructions
  • Decreased distractibility and learning fatigue
  • Enhanced organisational skills and memory
  • Improved confidence in their ability to contribute to classroom discussions and a more positive, can-do attitude to homework.

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.