Fast ForWord Elements I
Fast ForWord Elements I consists of four exercises that work together to They work together to help develop an understanding of basic speech sounds as well as the fundamental cognitive skills essential for general learning and reading.
Students listen to and discriminate sounds in a pre-word format, including frequency sweeps, phonemes, and digitally enhanced speech sounds.
They also work with words and sentences which have been acoustically modified to stretch and emphasise the rapidly changing phonetic elements within natural speech, enabling improvements in auditory processing discrimination and speed.
Click go to hear a sentence, then pick the picture that best matches the sentence. This exercise works on a wide range of grammatical structures including complex sentences.
Challenge your processing speed, working memory, attention and sequencing skills in this exercise! You’ll hear frequency-modulated sweep sounds that change their pitch. Many speech sounds (phonemes) include sweeps. For example, to distinguish /b/ from /d/, one must be able to distinguish and recognize the sweep components of those speech sounds. As you improve, you’ll work with more difficult and faster sound sweeps.
Challenge your auditory attention and listening skills with this exercise! You’ll have to pay attention to a sound until it changes, then react quickly when it does.
Challenge your auditory memory with this exercise. You’ll see 4 – 16 objects organized in a grid pattern (the number of objects increases as your memory gets better). You’ll listen to syllables or words and match them together to clear the grid within the maximum number of clicks remaining.
Skills targeted by Elements I:
- Auditory processing
- Working memory
- Focused attention
- Sustained attention
- Language comprehension
Fast ForWord & ClearFluency
Scope and Sequence Guide
See the skills covered by each Fast ForWord program and the ClearFluency program.
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