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Cogmed + Fast ForWord 6 month course
Cogmed is like a personal trainer for working memory and attention.
Fast ForWord is proven to improve auditory processing, following instructions, memory, attention, language, reading and writing.
Cogmed and Fast ForWord are online learning programs that challenge your brain and adapt to you as you improve.
Benefits of these neuroscience programs
Convenient & online
No need to travel – your program is 100% online supported by a Sonic Learning coach via email and phone.
Make the most of your time. Complete thousands of questions each session to re-wire your brain – faster.
Created by neuroscientists
This is a unique, brain-based approach that targets the root causes of learning difficulties.
Fast ForWord was designed by neuroscientists, and more than 250 research studies have been conducted on this approach.
Cogmed was created by neuroscientists in Sweden, is used worldwide and is backed by 100+ published articles. This program is proven to improve working memory and attention. Studies show the benefits are substantial and long-term regardless of age and condition. Few if any programs are proven to produce such fast and lasting changes for struggling students.
Fun exercises that adapt to you
NDIS programs info pack
This information pack will help you learn more about our program and help you decide if it is right for you.
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What families say about our programs
It was such a breath of fresh air to finally be using a program that was addressing the underlying reasons as to why Jamie was struggling at school. We felt a huge weight lifted off our shoulders.
Being able to do something every day to help train the brain is important and we were keen to retrain Matilda’s brain when it came to processing sounds and words.
I like the immediate feedback that Kylah got at the end of each lesson. She could see her progress and we could celebrate her high scores and progress together.
Fast ForWord is a program that has endless patience. If it sees me struggling it slows down and it doesn’t matter how long I need, it will give me that time to grasp the concept I’m being presented with.
My husband’s progress has proved the amazing plasticity of the brain.
Do you have a question? Chances are someone has asked it before!
What age are these programs suitable for?
These programs are generally suitable for students in Prep (Pre-Primary / Reception) and above. Suitability will depend on skill level. If you are unsure about your child’s suitability for the program please book a free professional consult.
What does it look like?
Is Fast ForWord backed by research?
Is there a guarantee?
As health and education professionals, we adhere by relevant advertising standards which state we can’t guarantee a certain result (every brain is different!) What we do guarantee is to provide you with awesome, research-backed exercises and professional support to help you progress through the programs. We’re committed to helping you improve your skills and are always here to help throughout your program.
Will this program also improve reading skills?
There are nine Fast ForWord programs that train the cognitive skills needed for classroom learning, the cognitive foundations for reading, as well as reading skills (see all Fast ForWord programs here).
Can I use my NDIS funding?
As these programs are delivered by health and education professionals, we can provide NDIS-friendly billing for self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants with relevant goals.
See below for program fees for the first 3 months. After the initial 3 month period you can extend your course at a discounted rate.
Book a free telephone consultation to discuss whether this program is right for you.
When does the course begin and end?
Your course begins on your first training day and ends 3 months later. We’ll monitor and adjust your program during this time as needed. After the initial 3 month period you can extend your course at a discounted rate.
How will I be billed?
We will send you or your plan manager an invoice to pay each fortnight until the total fee is reached. It is therefore important that you set aside the required funds in your budget so you don’t run out of funding. When you enrol, let us know if you’d like us to use the invoicing code for the Core or Capacity Building (Improved Daily Living) funding category.
Can I pause my subscription?
Your subscription will begin on your first day of training and cannot be paused, but it’s ok to take up to a week’s break for every 3 months you’re on the program – just aim for 20 sessions per month for best results.
How long will I need to complete the program?
Every individual is different, so the time spent on each program will also vary. As a guide, completing Cogmed usually takes 6-8 weeks and completing the first two Fast ForWord foundational programs required usually takes approximately 4 months. You’ll be able to extend your course later if you need more training time.
What technology do I need?
Cogmed and Fast ForWord programs can be used on most Windows and Mac computers through your internet browser (we recommend Google Chrome browser), as well as on iPad with iOS 11.3 or later. Headphones are recommended to help you concentrate (we recommend stereo headphones that cover the whole ear, such as these ones from Altronics). Parents monitoring their children should use a headphone double adaptor so they can also hear the sound.
How do I enrol?
Book a free telephone consultation to get started.
How to enrol
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You will need to commit to a minimum of a 3 month program. The total fee for a 3 month course is $1548 for one program at a time (cognitive skills only) and $1860 for 2 programs at a time (cognitive skills and social skills).
Do you need a written quote for your plan review? Contact us.
To get started with Sonic Learning’s NDIS programs, book a time for a telephone consult – our experienced health and education professionals will chat with you about your goals and answer any questions you have.