The TechnologyScientific Learning's patented Fast ForWord technology helps accelerate learning by boosting the brain's ability to process incoming information more effectively and efficiently. It's called brain plasticity and among neuroscientists, it refers to the brain's ability to change at any age throughout life. Fast Forword product family uses patented technologies that leverage the science of brain plasticity. The Fast ForWord® program triggers changes in the brain and provides an optimal foundation for learning and reading success.
Four key components of our technology-based intervention work together to create the dramatic changes in brain function required to achieve universal literacy:
- Frequency and Intensity — Neuroscience research demonstrates that completing a set of learning tasks in a frequent, intense timeframe accelerates learning.
- Adaptivity — Exercises adapt with each key stroke to individual skill levels and responses, keeping students continuously challenged but not frustrated.
- Simultaneous Development — Exercises develop major cognitive and reading skills simultaneously to produce lasting improvements in learning.
- Timely Motivation — Tiered rewards are designed to maximize motivation from start to finish.
Our Fast ForWord® LANGUAGE series includes a patented technology that stretches and emphasizes speech sounds at early exercise levels, progressing to natural speech sounds as a student advances to higher levels. This technological ability to "acoustically modify" speech helps students recognize word sounds, first in isolated syllables, then in groups of sounds, then in words, and finally in sentences.