Your recommended program
Fast ForWord is proven to improve auditory processing, following instructions, memory, attention, language, reading and writing.
Fast ForWord is an online learning program that adapts to you as you use it.
Hundreds of research studies prove that Fast ForWord can build the skills that so many students need to succeed.
Benefits of Fast ForWord
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.
Fast ForWord is proven to improve:
- auditory processing
- following instructions
- reading and writing
Fun exercises that adapt to you
Fast ForWord info pack
Everything you need to know about Fast ForWord in one easy package.
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 is Fast ForWord suitable for?
This program is 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?
Check out our Fast ForWord demo videos to see what the exercises are like.
Is Fast ForWord backed by research?
This is a really important question to ask when you’re deciding on a program to use. Fast ForWord is one of the most highly researched programs out there – check out more on the research page.
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. If you’re new to our programs you will need to enrol in our NDIS course which includes weekly consults to ensure you receive the support you need for optimal results. After the initial 3 months, you’ll also be able to access larger discounts on training extensions.
When does the course begin and end?
Your course will begin on your first training day and end 3, 6 or 12 months later (depending on your chosen package). Sonic Learning’s team will monitor and adjust your program during this time as needed. You will have unlimited access and do not need to worry about running out of exercises to do.
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 the first two foundational programs required usually takes approximately 4 months, but may take somewhere between 3 and 6 months.
Can I purchase additional training time?
Yes, at the end of the initial 3 month subscription you may purchase additional training time in monthly blocks, with discounts provided for purchases of 2 or 3 month extensions.
What technology do I need?
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 in Fast ForWord Australia?
You can either enrol online below, or book a professional consult to chat more and/or enrol over the phone.
Enrol in Fast ForWord
Start your learning journey here
What’s included in the Fast ForWord package:
- Start-up video
During this 15 minute session, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started with Fast ForWord.
- 24/7 access to the exercises for 3 – 12 months
Choose your initial course length, with extension options
- Choice of training protocols (platinum package only)
Choose to train 30, 40 or 50 minutes per day, 5 days per week.
- Data monitoring and coaching
You’re not in this alone! Your own qualified coach will guide you through the program.
- Daily in-program progress scores and weekly training summary report
- Regular coaching calls across the course
Schedule a monthly (gold package) or fortnightly (platinum package) call. After school/work appointments are available, and with almost 2 decades of experience with online programs, you’re in the right hands.
- Summary report at completion of training (platinum package only)