Fast ForWord, by Scientific Learning, is a computer based intervention program designed for students who are reading below grade level. Each product's interactive exercises create an optimal learning environment that adapts to the level of each student. Patented Web-based tracking tools provide ongoing monitoring of each student's progress.
The Fast ForWord program develops brain processing efficiency through intensive, adaptive exercises. The Fast ForWord program develops and strengthens memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing; the cognitive skills essential for learning and reading success. The strengthening of these skills results in a wide range of improved critical language and reading skills such as phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, working memory, syntax, grammar, and other skills necessary to learn how to read or to become a better reader.
Fast ForWord products support existing curriculum; they don't replace it. And, most importantly, the gains students achieve are lasting, the result of enduring positive changes in their processing skills and learning capacity.
TECHConnection offers both an in-house summer program, and off-site Fast ForWord program. Scroll down for more info.
For information about products and results visit Scientific Learning at www.scilearn.com
The summer program takes place in our lab, and we can accommodate up to 6 students per session. The program begins the last Monday in June and runs Monday - Friday for 2 hours a day. Fast ForWord will run for 8 weeks or earlier depending on individual completion. The summer program is staffed by a certified Special Education Teacher who has been licensed by Scientific Learning to implement Fast ForWord products.
Based upon a pre-test, the student will use a product from Fast ForWord Language, Fast ForWord Literacy, or Fast ForWord Reading Series.
This cost will include the Fast ForWord Software Program for each student, weekly updates and progress reports, pre and post testing (if needed) and a snack.
In order to use any Fast ForWord product, you must register through a Licensed Fast ForWord provider. TECHConnection staff are licensed and trained by Scientific Learning to facilitate appropriate use of the software.
For more information, you can call Arlene at 732-747-5310 ext 116
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fast ForWord Remote (off-Site)
Fast ForWord Remote gives families the opportunity to use all Fast ForWord products at another site, or in the comfort of their own homes for 12 months. This option is provided by the parent/family on a daily basis and monitored/managed by TECHConnection. Each software product is used by the student on their home computer for 40 to 90 minutes per day, 5 days per week. The sessions can be split up as long as they are completed each day. Tech Connection staff will monitor progress and will be available if you have questions.
The cost for Fast ForWord Remote is $1,800 and includes:
12 months access to ALL Fast ForWord products
Pre and Post testing to determine whether Fast ForWord is appropriate and which software product to begin with.
Fast ForWord Software installation and setup in your home.
Demonstration and initial training with student and parent for the first session.
Weekly emails to family with progress reports/graphs.
Up to 6 hours of home visits if necessary.
Provide technical support via telephone or email.
Remote monitoring of student's progress and recommendations for intervention.
Maintain ongoing contact with Scientific Learning to assist student progress and general troubleshooting.
Determine product order and blending of products to best suit students needs.