Fast ForWord demonstration
Watch these videos to find out what it’s like to use the Fast ForWord program.
Fast ForWord Foundations Demonstration
These programs are usually used for primary students (and sometimes older students where appropriate). Play time: 15:30.
Fast ForWord Elements Demonstration
These programs are usually used for teenagers and adults. Play time: 11:08.
Fast ForWord General Overview
What is Fast ForWord? Play time: 1:57.
Fast ForWord FAQs
Claire and Tina answer your frequently asked questions. Play time: 15:13.
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.
Research references shown in these videos
Tallal P. & Piercy M. (1973). Developmental aphasia: impaired rate of non-verbal processing as a function of sensory modality. Neuropsychologia, 11: 389-398.
Steinbrink et al. (2013). Development of Rapid Temporal Processing and Its Impact on Literacy Skills in Primary School Children. Child Development, 85(4), pp. 1711-1726
Australian school research – improved phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language Corbitt, C., Hutchinson, B., Hutchinson, C., Parsons, L., Pickford, T. (2015). Improved Language and Literacy Skills in Students who used Fast ForWord programs at State Primary Schools in Western Australia. Open Science Journal of Education. Vol. 3, No. 5, pp.32-37.
Children with Dyslexia – improved reading and language skills
Temple, E., Deutsch, G. K., Poldrack, R. A., Miller, S. L., Tallal, P., Merzenich, M. M., Gabrieli, J. D. (2003). Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from functional MRI. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 100, No. 5: pp. 2860-2865.
Gaab, N., Gabrieli, J.D.E, Deutsch, G.K., Tallal, P., Temple, E. (2007). Neural correlates of rapid auditory processing are disrupted in children with developmental dyslexia and ameliorated with training: An fMRI study. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 25, 295–310.
Year 6 students – improved writing skills
Rogowsky (2010). The Impact of Fast ForWord® on Sixth Grade Students’ Use of Standard Edited American English. Wilkes University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 3432348.
High school students – improved writing skills
Rogowsky BA, Papamichalis P, Villa L, Heim S and Tallal P (2013) Neuroplasticity-based cognitive and linguistic skills training improves reading and writing skills in college students. Front. Psychol. 4:137. Children with cochlear implants – improved language and phonological awareness
Schopmeyer, B., Mellon, N., Dobaj, H., Grant, G. & Niparko, J. (2000). Use of Fast ForWord to enhance language development in children with Cochlear Implants. The annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 109(12) p.95