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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Every child deserves a voice. But for most children with autism, using words and language to express themselves is one of the most difficult parts of their day. Along with language difficulties, children on the autism spectrum can show better than average processing in some areas, but significant weaknesses in the processing needed to focus in a classroom, to learn to read, or to comprehend what they’re reading.
In a field study of children on the Autism spectrum who used Fast ForWord’s Reading Intervention Program:
improved in their overall expression, including their ability to follow directions and use new vocabulary.
improved their attention skills.
showed marked gains in their social skills.
How Does It Work?
Think of it like this: you get where you want more quickly if you're using a well-paved highway instead of pothole surfaced streets, right?
Research shows now that the brains of the children with autism are functioning with brain connections that might resemble a bumpy surface street – the pathways and connections are there, but the route is less efficient and slower than it would be if you were on a highway. Fast ForWord reading intervention helps by rewiring the brain to create superhighways for learning that are shown to be deficient in people on the autism spectrum.