Fast ForWord Language to Reading
Fast ForWord Language to Reading emphasises the link between spoken and written language to guide students to become proficient grade level readers. It rapidly builds the skills critical for learning to read or becoming a better reader as students learn to associate language sounds with the letters of the alphabet.
Who Can Benefit from Fast ForWord Language to Reading?
Students who are ready to make the connection between oral and written language, and are ready to take the next step towards learning to read or reading more effectively.
Language and Reading Skills Developed by Fast ForWord Language to Reading
- . Listening Comprehension
- . Sound-Letter Recognition
- . Phonological Awareness
- . Beginning Word Recognition
- . English Language Conventions
This program is a great follow-up to Fast ForWord Language as it continues to develop the essential cognitive skills of memory, attention, processing and sequencing, or Learning MAPS, which are critically important prerequisites for successful reading.
Fast ForWord Language to Reading consists of five exercises:
The space athlete is helped to improve her tumbling skills when students match the correct sequence of sound sweeps. This exercise helps students to build and strengthen their listening accuracy and auditory sequencing skills as well as improving their sound processing and working memory.
The penguin and the dog are working together on the ice. Students select the correct words to assist them with their building project. This exercise helps students learn to identify phonemes, associate sounds with letters and build visual tracking skills as they build their processing skills.
The granny space explorer has discovered an ancient tomb. Students help her find the treasure. This exercise encourages students to develop their word analysis skills, as well as phonological awareness and working memory.
Students help the artist by finding matching pairs of written and spoken words in an increasingly complex grid of paint tubes. This exercise improves organisation and focus skills, word analysis, phonological awareness, and working memory by using auditory and visual cues to prompt the student to make the matches.
Students follow spoken direction by clicking and moving items on the screen. They also listen to descriptions of activities select a picture that correctly illustrates the activity. This exercise improves skills in listening comprehension, English language conventions, and following directions.
Fast ForWord Language to Reading develops essential cognitive skills in the context of language and reading including:
- . Organisation
- . Listening accuracy
- . Word analysis
- . Sound-letter correspondence
- . Phonological fluency
- . Visual tracking
- . English language conventions
- . Listening comprehension
Cognitive Skills developed by Fast ForWord Language to Reading
- . Working memory
- . Auditory & visual-spatial working memory
- . Picture-concept associations form long term memory
- . Visual symbol-sound associations from long term memory
- . Sustained and focused attention
- . Auditory & linguistic processing
- . Sequencing ability
- . Auditory, visual & cross-modal processing