Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends.
- Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each new sentence.
- Attention – attention must be given both to writing and also thinking what to write next.
- Processing speed & sequencing – it takes a lot of brain power to coordinate and order all the different processes involved in writing.
- Language – we need to be able to express our thoughts verbally before we will be able to put them down on paper.
In two studies, a significant improvement in students’ writing skills occurred after participation in computer-based cognitive and literacy skills training. Although writing was not explicitly trained, the training designed to improve foundational cognitive and linguistic skills generalized to improve writing skills – click here to read more about how improving cognitive skills can improve writing. (Rogowsky, 2010; Rogowsky et al., 2013).
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Writing skills training (6 months)
Fast ForWord Foundations/Elements + Fast ForWord reading
For writing difficulties, we recommend a 6 month course starting with Fast ForWord Foundations or Elements, and then move to Fast ForWord Reading.
What’s included in this course
- Fast ForWord Foundations / Elements (depending on student age) – train your cognitive skills! Once you’ve finished with these programs, you’ll spend the rest of your 6 month course on Fast ForWord Reading programs.
- 6 month subscription to work on one program at at time. We recommend training 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week but you can do more if you’d like.
- Fortnightly coaching call with a health professional
- Summary report once you’re finished
$1290 (Save $300)
Choose from upfront payment
or 3 x $430 monthly payments + $30 setup fee)