A study conducted by researchers at the University of Oregon demonstrated that students could improve their selective auditory attention ability by engaging in Fast ForWord training. The participants of the study were divided into three groups. One group consisted of students with Language difficulties, another of students with typically developing language. Another group consisted of a control group of children with typically developing language who did not receive the intervention. The students completed standardised language assessments and event-related potential (ERP) measure of selective auditory attention. Students receiving training showed increases in standardised measures of receptive language, as well as larger increases in the effects of attention on neural processing and phonemic decoding ability when compared to the control group.
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