Fast ForWord Foundations II
Fast ForWord Foundations II consists of five exercises that work together to continue building the skills from Fast ForWord Foundations I.
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.
The space athlete is helped to improve her tumbling skills when students match the correct sequence of sound sweeps. This exercise helps students to build and strengthen their listening accuracy and auditory sequencing skills as well as improving their sound processing and working memory.
The penguin and the dog are working together on the ice. Students select the correct words to assist them with their building project. This exercise helps students learn to identify phonemes, associate sounds with letters and develop visual tracking skills as they develop their processing skills.
The granny space explorer has discovered an ancient tomb. Students help her find the treasure. This exercise encourages students to develop their word analysis skills, as well as phonological awareness and working memory.
Students help the artist by finding matching pairs of written and spoken words in an increasingly complex grid of paint tubes. This exercise improves organisation and focus skills, word analysis, phonological awareness, and working memory by using auditory and visual cues to prompt the student to make the matches.
Students follow spoken direction by clicking and moving items on the screen. They also listen to descriptions of activities select a picture that correctly illustrates the activity. This exercise improves skills in listening comprehension, English language conventions, and following directions.
Skills targeted by Foundations II:
Language and reading skills developed by Fast Forword Foundations II:
- Listening Accuracy
- Word analysis
- Sound-letter correspondence
- Phonological fluency
- Visual tracking
- English language conventions
- Listening comprehension
Cognitive skills developed by Fast ForWord Foundations II
- Working memory
- auditory and visual-spatial working memory
- Picture-concept associations from long term memory
- Visual symbol-sound associations from long term memory
- Sustained and focused attention
- Auditory and linguistic processing
- Sequencing ability
- Auditory, visual and cross-modal processing
Fast ForWord & ClearFluency
Scope and Sequence Guide
See the skills covered by each Fast ForWord program and the ClearFluency program.
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