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What is the Fast ForWord program?

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The Fast ForWord program is an educational software program designed to enhance the cognitive, processing, sequencing and reading skills of children. Fast ForWord helps children at various academic levels read with confidence by addressing the root of the problems and not the symptoms.

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The Fast ForWord program is customized for each child and helps improve symptoms associated with Asperger syndrome, autism and traumatic brain injury. The Fast ForWord program helps treat reading, comprehension and learning issues, such as auditory-processing disorder, attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia. In addition, Fast ForWord targets learning efficiency and improves study and test-taking skills.

The Fast ForWord program is designed to be completed in two phases. The brain-training phase is designed to resolve cognitive skill gaps, and the reading series phase is designed to build age-appropriate reading and comprehension skills. Each Fast ForWord program has 10 lessons that consist of five to seven games with each game having a different mix of cognitive and reading skill targets. The Fast ForWord program is usually completed in four to eight months.

Gemm Learning is the largest home-based service provider of the Fast ForWord program in North America. Parents can find out whether their children are suitable candidates for the program by calling 1-877-914-4366 for a free consultation between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, as of 2015.

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