Fast ForWord 123

Fast ForWord is a series of 10 programs, with 50+ games, in two over-lapping phases, typically completed in 4-8 months:

Cognitive Training Software. Exercises that treat the underlying cognitive weaknesses that impede reading and learning progress.

Reading Development Series 1 – 5. Develops reading speed and comprehension skills, using a series of age appropriate games that also fill in spelling, vocabulary and other skill gaps.

Description of Programs

Fast ForWord Foundations I

Fast ForWord Foundations 1 and the teenage/adult version, Fast ForWord Literacy, are the most important Fast ForWord programs — they are completely sound and spoken language based, setting the foundation for the reading programs that follow. Targeted cognitive skills include processing speed, attention stamina, working memory and sequencing.

Fast ForWord Foundations II

Fast ForWord Foundations II adds syllables in text form to the mix, and continues to target fundamental reading and learning skills in an effort to correct any weaknesses that will impede reading success. It aims to take essential learning skills as far as they will go.

Fast ForWord’s Literacy and Literacy Advanced

These two cognitive skill programs are high school/adult versions of Fast ForWord Foundations I and Foundations II. They have a cool, space age feel to them, to keep middle and high schoolers and adults engaged.

The goals of Literacy and Literacy Advanced are to enhance language processing so that a student can automate decoding, to make an exhausting reading style more efficient, freeing up brain capacity for much stronger reading comprehension.

Fast ForWord® Reading Development Series Products

The Fast ForWord® Reading Series: Critical Tools for Struggling Students

Our READING Series products increase processing efficiency and build critical reading skills so school districts get the most from their existing instructional approach. No other reading intervention program offers a more scientifically proven approach to helping students quickly improve reading comprehension skills. Instant feedback and engaging exercises help motivate students to achieve success in school.

Fast ForWord Reading Readiness

Builds pre-reading skills, with a focus on letter recognition and naming, phonological awareness, and letter-sound associations.

Fast ForWord Reading Readiness uses exclusive patented technology to help young children develop critical language and cognitive skills to prepare them for early learning. It is designed for early literacy development, helping students who are having trouble moving from the spoken word to the written word.

Fast ForWord Reading Readiness is the initial program in the Fast ForWord Reading series. It develops memory, attention, processing and sequencing, or Learning MAPS, which are critically important prerequisites for successful reading.

Fast ForWord Reading Level 1

Builds critical early reading skills, with an emphasis on phonemic awareness, early decoding skills, vocabulary knowledge and skills, and motivation for reading.

To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 software develops brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  • Builds memory by developing the ability to hold a spoken word, sentence or passage in working memory while recalling letter-sound associations, vocabulary, punctuation rules or semantic information from long-term memory.
  • Improves attention by requiring focused attention to listen while reading along and sustained attention across multiple passage segments and questions.
  • Develops processing of images and sounds quickly enough to discriminate between their differences.
  • Develops sequencing by using positional clues to identify missing letters, to reorder the letters of a ‘scrambled’ word or by tracking the temporal and causal event sequences in passages to answer comprehension questions.

Fast ForWord Reading Level 2

Scientific Learning Reading Skills

Consolidates early reading skills, with a focus on applying phonics and decoding strategies, improving word recognition, and understanding the rules for reading comprehension.

To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord Reading Level 2 exercises critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  • Builds memory by having students hold an incomplete sentence in working memory while recalling vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation rules from long-term memory.
  • Improves attention by sustaining interest across multiple passage segments and questions.
  • Develops processing by coordinating the auditory and visual processing of two perceptual streams, speech and written text.
  • Develops sequencing by using word order and grammar to identify subtle difference in meaning among phrases, sentences and passages.

Fast ForWord Reading Level 3

Builds on the Fast ForWord Reading Level 2 product by concentrating on reading knowledge and fluency, with a focus on phonology and spelling, morphological properties and complexity, syntactic complexity, vocabulary and comprehension.

To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord Reading Level 3 software develops critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  • Builds memory by working on long-term recall of vocabulary and grammatical structures.
  • Improves attention by requiring selective attention to grammatical features of similar response alternatives.
  • Develops processing of images and sounds quickly enough to discriminate between their differences.
  • Develops sequencing by using word order to help determine precise meanings.

Fast ForWord Reading Level 4

Fast ForWord Reading Level 4 exercises help to improve reading skills by applying knowledge of word origins, word forms, sentence structures, and punctuation rules to increase comprehension.

To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord Reading Level 4 software develops critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  • Builds memory by having students use working memory to compare paragraphs with single sentence paraphrases.
  • Improves attention by enhancing the ability to focus on different aspects of presented vocabulary and ignore distractions.
  • Develops processing of images and sounds quickly enough to discriminate between their differences.
  • Develops sequencing by using logical relationships, word order and syntax to identify precise meanings.

Fast ForWord Reading Level 5

Fast ForWord Reading Level 5 software is appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle and high school. It concentrates on enhancing advanced reading comprehension and expanding vocabulary skills.

To accelerate reading progress, Fast ForWord Reading Level 5 software develops critical brain processing efficiency in four key areas:

  • Builds memory by having students hold words and sentences in working memory while completing or reorganizing sentences and paragraphs.
  • Improves attention by allowing students to selectively focus on critical information while sustaining attention across longer text passages and question sets.
  • Develops processing by enhancing fluency in extracting and integrating meaning from longer text passages.
  • Develops sequencing by enabling the recognition of causal and temporal event sequences in text passages.