Reading is heavily dependent on a brain’s ability to process small and quick changes in sound.

How words sound

What happens when a child enters the school system with a weakness in processing these changes in sound? Or with a poor vocabulary? Or comes from an impoverished home? Schools start building on top of a weak foundation. Letter names, letter sounds, phonics, etc., are layered on top of a poor sound system and weak oral language, and it catches up.


Up to 40% of kids fail to learn to read effectively despite quality phonics and reading instruction.

Many of these kids need something that takes them back to the beginning, back to the foundational skills that allow them to develop literacy with ease. They need something unique, powerful, targeted and just for them that can address their memory, attention, processing and language skills simultaneously. With the right processing and language foundation, success in all areas is possible.


Fast ForWord is different for a reason.


Fast ForWord uses a unique 3-step approach to intervention that addresses the root causes of student learning difficulties directly, provides more personalized, intensive practice than other intervention programs, and delivers faster results that last a lifetime.

The program is proven effective for:

  • Struggling readers
  • English language learners
  • Students in RtI programs
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Students receiving special education services


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