Learning programmes for reading and language basics.

Early Primary
Students in the first two years of primary school focus on developing key cognitive skills required for learning by completing the Fast ForWord® Language series. The Fast ForWord® Reading Readiness and Reading 1 modules go alongside the cognitive training to build the foundational reading skills.

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Upper Primary
Students in the later primary school years also complete the Cognitive training series – Fast ForWord® Language and Fast ForWord® Language to Reading, and then follow up with the appropriate reading programmes (Fast ForWord® Reading 1, Fast ForWord® Reading 2, Fast ForWord® Reading 3).

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Fast ForWord® Cognitive Training – Language Series

A: Fast ForWord® Language – Wiring the Brain for Academic Gain

Develops the fundamental language skills that are building blocks for listening, speaking and reading success.
Fast ForWord® Language is an essential first step in developing these critically important prerequisites for successful reading.

Fast ForWord® Language develops the cognitive skills that give struggling readers the solid foundation they need to learn to read. These skills are developed in the context of key language and reading skills.

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B: Fast ForWord® Language to Reading – Make the Connection from Sounds to Letters

Fast ForWord® Language to Reading programmes emphasise the link between spoken and written language to guide students to become proficient grade level readers. It rapidly builds the skills critical for learning to read or becoming a better reader.

Fast ForWord® Language to Reading programmes develop essential cognitive skills in the context of language and reading including:

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Sound-Letter Recognition
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Beginning Word Recognition
  • English Language Conventions
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Fast ForWord® Reading Readiness – Building the Bridge to Better Reading

Fast ForWord® Reading Readiness exercises builds pre-reading skills, with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle. It is designed for early literacy development, helping students who are having trouble moving from the spoken word to the written word.

Based on research of how the brain learns, Fast ForWord® Reading Readiness exercises use exclusive patented technology to help students build cognitive skills in the context of essential pre-reading skills including:

  • Letter recognition and naming
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Letter-Sound associations

Fast ForWord® Reading Readiness is the initial programme in the Fast ForWord® to Reading series.

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Fast ForWord® Reading 1 – Building the Bridge to Better Reading

Builds critical early reading skills, with a focus on phonemic awareness, early decoding skills, appreciation of print, and motivation for reading.

Based on research of how the brain learns, Fast ForWord® Reading 1 exercises use exclusive patented technology to help students build cognitive skills in the context of essential reading skills including:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Sound-Letter Associations
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Comprehension
  • Paragraph Comprehension
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Fast ForWord® Reading 2 – Connections for Better Comprehension

Fast ForWord® Reading 2 is a series of exercises that consolidates early reading skills with a focus on applying phonics and decoding strategies. It improves word reading and comprehension for easily decodable words and high frequency words. As the cognitive skills of memory, attention, processing, and sequencing are further developed, your student will gain a better understanding of the rules for reading comprehension.

Fast ForWord® Reading 2 exercises use exclusive patented technology, based on neuroscience research, to help students build cognitive skills in the context of essential reading skills, including:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Letter-Sound Associations
  • Phonics
  • Decoding
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Comprehension
  • Paragraph Comprehension
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Fast ForWord® Reading 3 – Making Words and Language Fit Together

Fast ForWord® Reading 3 exercises builds reading knowledge and fluency. With a focus on recognising word sounds, word forms, and spelling conventions this product develops basic vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Using an exclusive patented technology to help students build cognitive skills in the context of essential reading skills, Fast ForWord® Reading 3 exercises includes:

  • Advanced knowledge of letter-sounds
  • Phonology and spelling
  • Structure of written language
  • Vocabulary
  • Cause and effect relationships in written text
  • Paragraph Comprehension