Scientific Learning's Fast ForWord

Students with language and reading disabilities may benefit from this software from the Berkeley, Calif., company Scientific Learning Corp. Fast ForWord uses patented methods based on 25 years of neuroscience research by the company's founding scientists, which has led to important discoveries about language acquisition and how the brain works.

The software focuses on improving phonological and receptive auditory skills, a unique approach that moves beyond addressing the symptoms of language problems and directly attacks their root cause. It consists of seven training exercises, three that train for sounds and four that train for words. The exercises are...

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