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Introduction to the Fast ForWord family of programmes for reading language and learning skills development

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  • Memory is essential for word recognition, comprehension of complex sentences, and remembering instructions. Attention is the ability to focus on information and tasks, and ignore distractions. The rate one is able to accurately process incoming information. Reading, processing rate refers to how quickly one can distinguish speech sounds and identify letters and words to create meaning. Sequencing in reading is the ability to determine the order of letters within words or words within sentences. Help improve study skills, fluency in reading, comprehension strategies and speed of working. Our students report that they can concentrate better, follow their classes more easily, remember more, be more organised and complete their academic work more quickly and efficiently.
  • PROGRESS TRACKER , our Internet based data analysis and reporting tool allows teachers to get clear, action-oriented information on each student’s cognitive development alongside their reading performance. Tracks Student Daily Performance Creates Learner Profiles Tracks Students Errors Easily Communicates Student Performance Our READING PROGRESS INDICATOR quickly assesses four key skill areas: phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • PROGRESS TRACKER , our Internet based data analysis and reporting tool allows teachers to get clear, action-oriented information on each student’s cognitive development alongside their reading performance. Tracks Student Daily Performance Creates Learner Profiles Tracks Students Errors Easily Communicates Student Performance Our READING PROGRESS INDICATOR quickly assesses four key skill areas: phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • General Ffw 0910

    1. 1. Successful Reading and Learning Intervention Programmes
    2. 2. Fast ForWord Strengthens the Fundamental Cognitive Skills Required to be an Effective Learner I had a 60% increase in working memory skills. KD 2006
    3. 3. Brain Based Research <ul><li>Based on over 30 years of scientific research into the way the brain learns, Fast ForWord programmes have been proven to be an effective intervention that builds learning capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not unusual to see students who use Fast ForWord products gain a full year’s reading skills in as little as eight weeks </li></ul>Activated Not Activated Adapted from research study completed by Stanford University on improved brain activation after use of Fast ForWord Language. The complete study is available on www.scilearn.com &quot;the improvement which I and their teachers have witnessed in both their reading and mental arithmetic has been outstanding .&quot; Mother 2006
    4. 4. Fast ForWord Language Exercise Examples &quot; On Sunday he started the second book. It was like a miracle to see him do this &quot; MP, mother, 2009 Cosmic Reader Improves Skills in Listening Comprehension, Following Directions, English Language Conventions, Auditory Working Memory and Vocabulary Space Commander Students Improve Listening Accuracy, Listening Comprehension. Auditory Working Memory and the Ability to Follow Instructions Sky Gym Improves Sequencing, Sound Processing and Working Memory Skills and Speed of Processing which are Critical for decoding and Phonemic Awareness
    5. 5. <ul><li>Fast ForWord Literacy Series develops the following Foundation Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Accuracy Vocabulary Development </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory Sequencing Listening Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Phonological Accuracy English Language Conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory Word Recognition </li></ul>Builds Spelling Skills and Sensitivity to Letter-Sound Relationships Builds Vocabulary through Categorisation and Semantic and Pragmatic Organisers &quot;The Dyslexia Rapporteur Group was particularly impressed by the Fast ForWord® computer based products Welsh Assembly 2008
    6. 6. Fast ForWord Reading Series increases processing efficiency and builds critical reading skills. <ul><li>Syntax Morphological properties </li></ul><ul><li>Written Language Structure Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Sentence Comprehension Graphic Organisers </li></ul><ul><li>Passage Comprehension Passage Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Analogies S ynonyms and Antonyms </li></ul>Metacognitive understanding, Critical thinking, Figurative language Comprehension, Organisation and and Speed of Processing &quot; After a four week period, exercised brains showed a leap of as much as two years worth of language ability&quot; Robert Winston the human mind
    7. 7. “ I can see it in every school in five years. Parents are singing its praises as well &quot; Dermot Healy Principal Each Student’s Results are Tracked Individually in Progress Tracker
    8. 8. “ I can see it in every school in five years. Parents are singing its praises as well &quot; Dermot Healy Principal Each Trial is Recorded and Evaluated
    9. 9. The Comprehensive Programmes Contain <ul><li>Age Appropriate Content and Animations that Engage Students </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Skill Development Tasks; Memory, Attention, Processing and Sequencing </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation to Advanced Reading Skill Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Language Building Skill Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential and Inferential </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>A Personalised Programme for each Student </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis Tools that Build </li></ul><ul><li>a Personal Profile of each </li></ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul>“ The weekly reports were a marvellous indication of progress and these could be discussed and reviewed positively &quot; Teacher 2008 Builds Skills in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Decoding of One and Two Syllable Words
    10. 10. FAST Formula <ul><li>Frequent and Intensive * 30/50 minutes daily * 5 days weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive *80:20 Reinforcement / Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>* 3 Strike Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous Development * Cognitive / Language / Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Timely Motivation * Immediate Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>* Graphic Changes </li></ul><ul><li>* Points </li></ul><ul><li>* Teacher </li></ul>“ One of the first Things I noticed was that Michael was doing his homework in halve the time &quot; DH 2007
    11. 11. Average Reading Gains of 2.4 Years in 4 Months Sentence and Passage Comprehension Exercises / Complex Sequencing / Memory, Attention and Speed of Processing “ The Fast ForWord program is absolutely phenomenal. I can’t believe how well this program works,” Peggy Blake 2008
    12. 12. Further Information <ul><li>Programme Demonstrations http:// www.scilearn.com/products/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience & Learning Video </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.neuronlearning.eu/index.cfm/page/viewArticle/rId/2/aId/19 </li></ul><ul><li>Full Presentation on Fast ForWord </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Contact John Kerins </li></ul><ul><li>www.neuronlearning.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Tel UK 020 7193 6595 </li></ul><ul><li>Ire 021 455 4449 </li></ul>“ We are finding its not just one type of student who can benefit from Fast ForWord &quot; Rebeca Duncan Principal “ No doubt Fast ForWord is responsible for so many general improvements in thinking”

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