Auditory processing, reading and memory programs for adults

It’s never too late to change your brain.

The most amazing and inspiring discovery by neuroscientists in the last three decades is that it is never too late to change your brain – adults can benefit from auditory processing, reading and memory programs just as much as children – as long as the programs are well designed and administered in the right way.

Does it work?

After completing Sonic Learning’s literacy program, my processing has gone from ‘impossible’ to functional!Leah, 35 (used Fast ForWord)

Starting and finishing projects is no problem now. I’m on time and prepared. Organizing is easy, even fun. I’m so much calmer. But more than anything, I’m enjoying myself!A, 64 (used Cogmed)
Cogmed working memory program for adults

In this Cogmed study, adults aged 20 to 70 years improved on visuo-spatial working memory and verbal working memory, sustained attention and self report of cognitive functioning. The improvements were maintained at 3 month follow-up.

Link to article

Which program?

Click on the program names to read more. Contact Sonic Learning’s health professionals for advice on which program is right for you.

Fast ForWord
Builds memory, attention and processing to adult levels

Suitable for adults who struggle to listen in noisy environments, follow conversations, those who have had a stroke or have a diagnosis of or suspected Dyslexia or auditory processing difficulties.

The Fast ForWord program is done on your computer and involves 30-50 minutes of training per day, 5 days per week for 12-16 weeks. You will receive weekly summaries by email as well as telephone and e-mail support from health professionals. Sonic Learning will help you decide which program is right for you and which timing option will fit into your lifestyle. If you have a question or would like to discuss your concerns confidentially, please contact us.

Cogmed
Builds visual working memory and attention to adult levels

Suitable for adults who would like to improve their memory. Stop forgetting where you left your keys, why you went into a room, or that person’s name who you just met! If you’re ready for a real memory challenge, Cogmed is for you.

The Cogmed program is done on your computer and involves 25-50 minutes of training per day, 4-5 days per week, for 5-10 weeks. You will receive summaries by email as well as telephone and e-mail support from health professionals. Sonic Learning will help you decide which program is right for you and which timing option will fit into your lifestyle. If you have a question or would like to discuss your concerns confidentially, please contact us.

Reading Assistant
Improves reading accuracy, speed and understanding

Suitable for adults who would like to practice reading aloud to improve their reading accuracy, reading speed and reading comprehension. Adults work at their own pace through a large selection of fiction and nonfiction books with remote support from a health professional.

Reading Assistant contains books carefully chosen from contemporary, classic, and multicultural literature, with a variety of choices including fiction, personal narratives, jokes, poetry, eyewitness accounts and journals, nonfiction and biographies.

The Reading Assistant is done on your computer and involves 20-40 minutes of training per day, 3-5 days per week for 12-16 weeks. You will receive summaries by email as well as telephone and e-mail support from health professionals. Sonic Learning will help you decide which program is right for you and which timing option will fit into your lifestyle. If you have a question or would like to discuss your concerns confidentially, please contact us.

 

Fast ForWord, Cogmed and Reading Assistant exercise examples

Fast ForWord Literacy following instructions working memory

Stellar Stories (from Fast ForWord teenager & adult program)

You will be asked to listen to a story, then answer questions and follow multiple step instructions.

Watch Fast ForWord video
Cogmed QM program memory program for adults

Twist (from Cogmed QM adult program)

You will be asked to remember which discs lit up on a rotating panel, challenging working memory, concentration and visuo-spatial skills.

Watch Cogmed video
Reading Assistant online reading program comprehension fluency repeated reading

Reading Assistant (year 9 – 12 program)

Improves reading accuracy, speed and understanding. In the privacy of your home, you will read a story silently, listen to a model reading, answer questions and then read aloud into the computer.

Watch Reading Assistant video

 

Speak with a professional
To ask a question or for a free confidential telephone consultation with a health professional, call 1300 135 334 or contact us via email.