Fast ForWord Literacy Advance
Fast ForWord Literacy Advanced provides the critical link needed to improve overall literacy in adolescents who are struggling to read and learn. It strengthens processing efficiency in order to establish a foundation for learning. The exercises feature:
. Age targeted and motivating animations
. Practice with phonemic awareness, decoding, and word recognition
. Advanced practice in decoding
. Sequential and inferential comprehension questions
. Advanced grammatical structures
. Highly demanding sustained attention tasks
. Ability to sequence multi-step instructions
Fast ForWord Literacy consists of five exercises.
Students get the cool Sky Rider to surf her space-board by identifying, remembering, and repeating the number and order of a series of modulated frequency sound sweeps. The frequencies have a direct connection to the frequencies of letter sounds and speech sounds. This exercise improves organistion, focus, and working memory.
While helping the ball-player strike the correct words, the student identifies and discriminates a target word from a series of phonologically similar words. This exercise improves organisation and focus skills, word analysis, phonological awareness, and working memory, as well as visual tracking to reinforce left-to-right reading patterns.
Students power up the space-bungy by using auditory and visual cues to match spoken words with written and spoken words, and discriminate between phonologically similar words. By using this exercise the students improve organisation and focus skills, word analysis, phonological awareness, and working memory.
The laser recorder displays the student’s scores when pairs of written and spoken words in a grid of monitor screens are correctly matched. 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 listen to the directions and manipulate items on a checkerboard, They also attempt to choose the correct picture from a selection of four, after listening to a description of the picture. This improves skills in listening comprehension, organisation, focus, and English language conventions. Increasingly difficult grammar and syntax exercises occur as students progress.