6 month cognitive & executive function program
Our cognitive skills and executive function program is designed by neuroscientists. We use Fast ForWord and Cogmed to train these skills.
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.
Research-backed cognitive & executive function program
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
executive function program
Everything you need to know about our 6 Month Cognitive & Executive Function Course in an info pack.
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.
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.
My husband’s progress has proved the amazing plasticity of the brain.
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?
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 begins on your first training day and ends 6 months later. 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 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.
Can I purchase additional training time?
Yes, at the end of the 6 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?
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?
You can either enrol online below, or book a professional consult to chat more and/or enrol over the phone.
Enrol in Cogmed + Fast ForWord 6 month course
Start your learning journey here
- Self-guided start-up course
- Cogmed intensive course (we usually recommend 25/mins day, 5 days/week for 8 weeks)
- Fast ForWord course for the remainder of your 6 month course (commences once you’ve finished Cogmed)
- Choice of training protocols for all programs
- Data monitoring and coaching
- Fortnightly coaching calls with a program specialist
- 24/7 access to training resources on our website
- Daily progress scores available inside Cogmed
- Weekly summary report for Fast ForWord
- Email support as you need it
- Training summary report at the completion of training
Enrolment fee: $1920 (save $360)
Choose from upfront, fortnightly or monthly payment plan.
Saving of $360 is compared with purchasing a 2 month Cogmed program + 4 month Fast ForWord program separately. You’ll train on one program at a time.