- Fast ForWord Cognitive Enhancement Brain Training Programs, is designed to be completed in a sequence of two phases.
- Training is completed in 3-5 months, depending on the length of the daily sessions, diagnosis and level of support received.
- Brain Training 1 (Language) and Brain Training 2 (Language to Reading), are both geared for children ages 5-11. Fast ForWord Literacy and Literacy Advanced, is the adolescent/adult version of Brain Training 1 & 2.
- Children ages 5 and up, at all English levels, including non-English speaking children, can participate in the Fast ForWord Brain Training Program.
- Students do not need to read yet in either their native or second language.
- For a child to be appropriate, he/she needs to speak at a level of a three-year-old, in Hebrew and can use a computer or iPad with headphones.
- Once enrolled, you will receive an email with your personal ID, password, and instructions on how to access the Fast ForWord Brain Training sessions.
- The protocol is to be followed consistently, for a minimum of 30 minutes per day, five days a week.
- An occupational therapist will monitor your child’s progress and will work directly with you through weekly phone calls.
- You will receive an automatic distribution of daily or weekly reports via email.
- Resources tips and suggestions on how to complete the exercises are provided. There are printable materials.
Description of Exercises
Schedule an orientation call via the online calendar.
Fill out the online forms and take an online assessment (COMING SOON)
Login to familiarize yourself with the exercizes.
Write down any questions you may have to resolve them during our conversation.
Coaching sessions provide additional help needed should your child begin to struggle in an exercise.
How do we provide support for your Fast ForWord home subscription?
- We receive your child’s data via a sophisticated Progress Tracking System.
- Scores appear at the end of each session that allows you to track performance in each exercise and complete a daily score sheet for motivation purposes.
- We advance you to the next module when criteria is met.
- Provide any additional information should your child begin to struggle in an exercise.
- Assist with motivational techniques to ensure consistent progress.
What To Expect?
Students can achieve, on average, a 1 to 2-year gain in reading skills in 4 to 16 weeks using one of the prescribed protocols. Furthermore, students often exhibit enhanced self-confidence, better communication, greater interest in learning, and improved mental agility and alertness after working on these exercises. 96% of parents claim within a few weeks, their child is able to read better, understand more, work for longer periods of time and complete homework independently. All these skills are addressed and improved simultaneously.
Each exercise in Fast ForWord begins with an auditory introduction in English that explains how to work on that exercise. Parents need to have mastered a level of basic English skills to assist with translating directions.
Children intuitively catch on to the games and can follow the direction in English after one or two translations.
Fast ForWord Cognitive and Language Enhancement Brain training programs require minimal English skills. Exercises train the brain’s ability to hear, recognize and differentiate sounds, phonemes and words. Parents need to have mastered a level of basic English skills.
Expect that your child will find several exercises difficult and will require motivation, and a reward system. Difficulties show where your child is struggling most and the reason why he/she needs to continue training.
Why Fast ForWord Sounds the Way it Does?
Parents are an essential part of this process.
You can help keep your child on track by following a few simple steps:
- Location. Provide a dedicated place to use the products daily, free from distractions.
- Reward your child for effort and consistency. Praise any positive changes you notice in your child. Many parents see improvements in their child such as better memory, attention, focus, and self-esteem, in as little as 2-4 weeks.
- Be consistent! It’s essential that your child sticks to the protocol of 30 minutes a day for five days a week.