Cognitive Learning provides each Fast ForWord student with one of our qualified teachers who will work closely with the student.
Students who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out in high school than proficient readers. With 2 out of 3 students reading below grade level, we are in the midst of a reading crisis. Fast ForWord Reading can help make elementary students become skilled readers, successful learners, effective communicators, and confident individuals.
The Fast ForWord Reading program reaches deeper than other reading programs to target the root causes of reading struggles in the brain. It builds stronger readers and lifelong learners by simultaneously strengthening reading skills and their underlying cognitive skills. This strong foundation sets the stage for success in other subject areas and for continued growth even after completing the program.
Two-thirds of secondary students lack proficient reading skills, leading to struggles with learning, confidence, and behavior. With the release of the Elements I series of exercises, Fast ForWord Literacy offers the first reading intervention fully designed to build cognitive and language skills in adolescent learners, resulting in lasting reading gains, social-emotional growth, and improved graduation rates.
No two students, classrooms, or even schools have the same needs. With Fast ForWord Literacy, students receive differentiated, personalized, and adaptive learning opportunities, while teachers can choose from Fast ForWord’s flexible scheduling options to supplement core instruction.
Age-appropriate content, adaptive exercises, and leveled reading selections dynamically adjust to reading skill attainment and student progress. Exercises are designed to promote confidence and student agency while providing real-time and personalized corrective feedback.
Robust progress monitoring and reports offer student, class, school, and district-wide views on learning achievement. The Reading Progress Indicator proprietary assessment correlates to nationally normed assessments, establishing its high level of validity.
Teachers can choose between on-site consultation or free, on-demand virtual training. Thoughtfully designed instructor manuals minimize prep time and include lesson plans, exercise overviews, and ready-to-use student worksheets.
Oral reading is critical in improving reading fluency, comprehension, and prosody. Reading Assistant Plus™️ is an innovative online guided reading tool and component of the Fast ForWord program that provides intensive reading practice. Learners use the tool to read developmentally appropriate texts both silently and aloud. What makes Reading Assistant Plus such an innovative reading practice tool is its use of patented technology that listens as each word is read aloud and delivers immediate support whenever a learner struggles with or mispronounces a word — reinforcing newly learned reading skills, vocabulary, and fluency.
Provides Guided Reading Support to More Students
Improves Both Silent Reading and Oral Reading Skills
Saves Teachers Time
Pre-teaches Academic Vocabulary
Reaches the Reluctant Reader