Fast ForWord is a training program for individuals
with language and reading problems. In an intensive series of
interactive exercises using acoustically modified speech and speech
sounds, Fast ForWord stimulates rapid language skill development
as children learn to distinguish the various components of speech.
As children move into the more challenging levels of training,
the program encourages enhanced language awareness and comprehension.
On average, the children with language problems may make up to
a year of language gains after completion of the 4 - 8 week program.
The program consists of five 20-minute training
sessions a day, five days a week, under the supervision of a Fast
ForWord trained providers in private clinics and hospitals, public
and private schools, or Fast ForWord Learning Centers. On-screen
rewards for successful completion of training segments are supplemented
with interesting token economy rewards, which are awarded with
the achievement of the goals, determined in conjunction with the
child and parents. The results from the exercises are analyzed
daily and compared with the child's progress to date. The Fast
ForWord professional/educator can access the child's historical
data and interpretive summaries online, which can be shared with
parents during scheduled consultations throughout the training.
For more information, please go to their website at http://www.fastforword.com/