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Fast ForWord research

The award-winning Fast ForWord program is one of the most highly researched and proven learning programs in existence today.

The Fast ForWord research stretches over 30 years, with over 40,000 participants, 700 white papers, 100 scientific articles and reports, and 8 independent reviews.

As the pioneer of neuroscience-designed programs, the Fast ForWord program has been rigorously researched since its release in 1997. Few programs can claim this level of research.

The founding neuroscientists

Fast ForWord is the collaborative work of a group of neuroscientists who have compiled an impressive amount of evidence to prove the efficacy of the Fast ForWord program.

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The original research

The Brain That Changes Itself Fast ForWord Dr Norman Doidge

Dr Norman Doidge’s best-selling book The Brain That Changes Itself examines the neuroscience revolution and how Fast ForWord was developed.

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Independent reviews
Does Fast Forword work research program reviews online reading program

Featured: The Nevada Department of Education commissioned the Leadership and Learning Center (LLC) to conduct an in-depth evaluation of reading programs purchased with department grants. Fast ForWord programs increased student reading achievement by an average of 22.2 percentage points, the largest average impact of all programs reviewed in the Report.

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Lasting results
Do Fast ForWord results last Fast ForWord longitudinal research

Featured: A multi-year study followed more than 500 high school students from 20 schools over the years of their Fast ForWord participation and shows impressive long-term results on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) which is administered annually throughout Texas and is closely aligned with the state curricular standards.

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Fast ForWord school research
Fast ForWord school research

In 2008, for the first time in a decade, this school district exceeded the state average for the percentage of fourth graders reading at or above the Basic level on the initial
test.

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