Fast For Word - Primary Education

 Fast ForWord® Primary Education Products

Developing the fundamentals of reading skills

Fast ForWord LANGUAGE series builds foundational reading and language skills while improving memory, attention and processing rates.Perhaps the most crucial skill any child will learn in primary school is the ability to read. Yet learning to read is one of the most difficult challenges young students will face in their lifetime.It's a period of intense learning and a period where critical brain processing skills are developed.Because reading requires many different events to take place simultaneously in the brain, our primary education products are designed to develop and strengthen the foundational processing skills of the young learner. Fast ForWord products exercise and develop the processing efficiency and literacy skills that primary students needs to read, listen, think, and participate successfully in the classroom. Teachers note many important benefits beyond reading, such as better focus, better attitude, and even better scores in subjects other than reading.



Fast ForWord Reading series is a reading intervention solution that increases processing efficiency and builds critical reading skills so schools get the most from their existing instructional approach.

These products focuses on the five components of reading:

  • Phonemic awareness,
  • Phonics
  • Reading Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension.


Scientific Learning Reading Assistant is the only reading solution to combine advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based courseware to help primary and secondary students strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension towards becoming proficient, life-long readers.

The speech recognition software acts as an 'extra pair of hands' for every teacher. It listens to your struggling pupils read aloud, prompts and guides them as they make faster progress than ever expected.

  • Enables the pupil to practice re-reading the book.
  • Provides a simple glossary to identify unfamiliar and difficult words.
  • Includes interactive quizzes to check comprehension.
  • Records and rewards each child's reading performance - certificates are provided by the software for the child to print and collect.


Fast ForWord Language Basics

The Fast ForWord Language Basics product is an excellent tool for teachers to accelerate students early literacy development. It uses fun activities to prepare students for the listening and attention demand of classroom instruction. It consists of three exercises that develop visual attention and auditory discrimination skills as well as sustained auditory attention.

Fast ForWord Language

Fast ForWord Language maps the brain to improve the fundamental cognitive skills of memory, attention, processing, and sequencing, while simultaneously improving reading and learning skills. It assists teachers to implement the essential first steps in developing these critically important prerequisites for successful reading.

Fast ForWord Language to Reading

It builds on the cognitive and language skills addressed in Fast ForWord Language. It continues to improve the key cognitive skills (Learning MAPs) through exercises focused on sound-letter comprehension, phonological awareness, beginning word recognition and English language conventions.

Fast ForWord to Reading Prep

Fast ForWord to Reading Prep software is a computer-based series of exercises that builds pre-reading skills, with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle.

Fast Forword to Reading 1

Fast ForWord to Reading 1 software is a computer-based series of exercises that builds critical early reading skills, with a focus on phonemic awareness, early decoding skills, appreciation of print, and motivation for reading.

Fast Forword to Reading 2

Fast ForWord to Reading 2 software is a computer-based series of exercises that consolidates early reading skills with a focus on applying phonics and decoding strategies.