New Product: Fast ForWord® for K-5

Is your district looking for a reading intervention program that students can use independently? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord K-12®.

Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord K12 is a digitally-based reading intervention program for students in grades K-12. Learning List just completed reviews of this materials for grades K-5, as a follow-up to our reviews for grade 6-12 in January, 2020. Fast ForWord K12 is comprised of two primary components, Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Plus. The purpose of the program is to support the development of foundational literacy skills and is intended for students who are struggling readers.

Fast ForWord K12 is designed for students to use independently. As it is intended for intervention, it can be used in a variety of instructional settings. The program is adaptive and is designed to work in conjunction with a comprehensive language arts curriculum. It adjusts the assignments based on student performance, and provides ongoing support and re-teaching as students progress.

Fast ForWord is available in English, but includes directions and some support materials in Spanish. A variety of reports on the teacher dashboard, along with customizable setting and content, enable teachers to meet the needs of individual students.

Read Learning List’s alignment report to understand more about the degree to which the program addresses grade-level standards. Learning List has also completed a qualitative review of the instructional content and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About Scientific Learning*

The story of Scientific Learning begins with four research scientists: Michael Merzenich, William Jenkins, Paula Tallal, and Steven Miller.

When the work of these four scientists intersected, their collaboration proved that the underlying cognitive processes that influence speech and language problems could be identified—and permanently improved.

These findings led to the development of the Fast ForWord program, a groundbreaking computer-based reading intervention. The scientists then founded Scientific Learning to bring their program out of the lab and into the lives of struggling readers.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Scientific Learning.

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