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

Choose a cognitive or reading program

Read about our 2 programs for adults below, and book a professional consultation to discuss which program might be right for you.

Cognitive program

Fast ForWord processing training + Cogmed working memory training

Strengthen the important cognitive skills needed for study and work:

  • Listening (auditory processing)
  • Auditory and visual working memory
  • Attention

This course is designed for adults who would like to improve their ability to listen in noisy environments, follow conversations or improve their memory and attention. Adults both with and without diagnosed difficulties (such as auditory processing disorder or dyslexia) can enrol.

What’s included in this course

  • Fast ForWord Elements I – train your listening skills! This is a new program, designed especially for adults. Train 30 minutes per day on this program for up to 2 months until you’ve finished it (it should typically take you 4-6 weeks).
  • Cogmed processing training – are you ready for a real working memory challenge? Train 30 minutes per day, 4 days per week for 8 weeks. Once you’ve finished this part of the Cogmed course, you’ll unlock access to 40 bonus sessions which you can use over the next year.
  • Fortnightly coaching call with a health professional
  • Summary report once you’re finished

Course fees

  • $1590 $1290 (Save $300!)
  • Choose from upfront payment or 3 x $430 monthly payments + $30 setup fee)
Reading fluency program

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.

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.

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 3 months. You will receive summaries by email as well as fortnightly telephone support from a health professional.

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Free phone consultation with a professional
This free telephone consultation can help to answer any questions you have about our services. At Sonic Learning we are all experienced teachers and health professionals so parents tend to find it very beneficial to be able to discuss their concerns and receive guidance from our team.

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