Why Fast ForWord Works


Fast ForWord was developed in a university lab 20 years ago and we stay true to those roots. In fact, we continue to be independently researched, with new studies published in peer-reviewed journals confirming our science and results.

Some of our favorite independent research comes from Stanford and Harvard and shows actual physiological changes in the brain after struggling readers used Fast ForWord. Look below at the brains of proficient readers and struggling readers. See the difference? One has more concentrated activity in certain areas. 


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?








It’s as if the brains of the struggling readers (when doing reading and language activities) are functioning with bumpy surface streets– the pathways and connections are there, but the route is less efficient and slower, as evidenced by the lighter, more diffuse activity. Proficient readers, on the other hand, have nicely paved neural networks (highways) when doing reading  activities and their activation is concentrated, more intense, and more efficient.


Stanford and Harvard Research


Independent researchers at Stanford and Harvard found that brains of struggling readers became more like those of typical readers after they used Fast ForWord’s reading intervention program. There was increased activation in brain areas critical for reading after struggling readers completed 8 weeks of Fast ForWord.


The averaged fMRI data shown illustrates how the brain activity of children with dyslexia came to resemble the brain activity of proficient readers after Fast ForWord. Likewise, behavioral tests showed improved reading and language performance as well.


Fast ForWord addresses the core causes of your child's learning difficulties by targeting foundational auditory processing, phonemic awareness, language, memory and attention skills. It is one of the most powerful and unique reading interventions ever created.


What if in just 30 minutes a day your child's reading improvement was amazing?

Fast ForWord has been proven effective for:


  • Struggling readers
  • Students with learning disabilities: specific learning disability, language impairment, dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, ADD & ADHD
  • Students on the autism spectrum




“I did Fast ForWord with my daughter Halle. She was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder. She now gets all A's and B's in school. I was very skeptical at first but it was the best investment. She is so happy now, full of confidence and loves learning!”

- Facebook Testimonial

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