Every spring, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, abbreviated CRCT, are administered to students in Georgia, USA. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards. Continue reading
Educators and families who are looking for appropriate learning interventions for students often turn to The Instructional Intervention Tools Chart from the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI). Now, theFast ForWord® Language series has been added to the chart, with the NCRTI evaluations of research on the series supporting the claim that the products have high-quality studies, demonstrating their effectiveness when used for Response to Intervention (RtI). Continue reading
Summary: A recent study by Nicole Russo of Northwestern University and her colleagues, published in Behavioral and Brain Functions in 2010, evaluates whether auditory training programs such as Fast ForWord® can alleviate the auditory processing deficits so frequently seen in ASD children.