Secondary School Students complete the Cognitive series – Fast ForWord® Literacy and Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced, and then follow up with the appropriate reading programmes (Fast ForWord® Reading 3, Fast ForWord® Reading 4, Fast ForWord® Reading 5)
Fast ForWord® Cognitive Training – Literacy Series
A: Fast ForWord® Literacy
Develops the listening and language skills that give students the solid foundation skills they need to become better readers including:
- Auditory discrimination
- Language structures
- Working memory
- Listening comprehension
- Phonological fluency
Fast ForWord® Literacy builds cognitive, language, and literacy skills for the adolescent student.
Fast Forward® Literacy moves middle and high school students toward grade level reading skills, with a focus on listening accuracy, phonological awareness, and language structures.
B: Fast ForWord® Literacy Advanced
Provides the critical link needed to improve overall literacy in adolescents and adults who are struggling to read and learn.
This programme features:
- Age-targeted and motivating animations
- Practice with phonemic awareness, decoding, and word recognition
- Advanced practice in decoding
- Sequential and inferential comprehension questions
- Advanced grammatical structures
- Highly demanding sustained attention tasks
- Ability to sequence multi-step instructions
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
- Cause and effect relationships in written text
- Paragraph Comprehension
Fast ForWord® Reading 4 – Faster Comprehension, Expanded Vocabulary
Fast ForWord® Reading 4 exercises expands reading skills with a focus on applying knowledge of word origins, word forms, sentence structures, and punctuation rules to improve comprehension.
It continues the development of cognitive skills but presented in the context of reading.
Fast ForWord® Reading 4 exercises use exclusive patented technology to help students build cognitive skills in the context of essential reading skills, including:
- Sentence Comprehension
- Paragraph Comprehension
Fast ForWord® Reading 5 – Strengthens Critical Thinking Skills
Fast ForWord® Reading 5 series of exercises focus on advanced reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. It is appropriate for students in upper primary and high school.
Based on research of how the brain learns, Fast ForWord® to Reading 5 exercises use exclusive patented technology to help students build cognitive skills in the context of essential reading skills, including:
- Advanced practice in Phonemic Analysis, Spelling and Decoding
- Comprehension strategies
- Complex Sentence Construction and Comprehension
- Passage Construction, Organisation and Comprehension