In a field study of children on the Autism spectrum who used Fast ForWord:
improved in their overall expression, including their ability to
follow directions and use new vocabulary.
81% improved in their overall expression,
including their ability to follow directions and use new vocabulary.
83% improved their attention skills.
76% showed marked gains in their social skills.
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.
Within the past decade, neuroscience research has enabled views of the brain at work — functional brain imaging — as well as views of brain pathways. This emerging technology now shows developmental differences in the brain connections of individuals with autism.
To learn more about this research and how to wire the brains of children with autism to develop literacy more easily, read New Views into the Science of Educating Children with Autism (PDF).
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 children with autism 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. Fast ForWord helps by rewiring the brain.
Of all the therapies we've invested in for our daughter with autism and other learning disabilities, this one was a worthwhile investment. Our personal consultant was excellent and really helped tailor the programs for my daughter.