Fast ForWord is a reading intervention program that corrects issues with the root causes of reading difficulty, such as memory, attention and processing speed, before taking on reading instruction. It includes the Language Series for elementary students, the Literacy Series for secondary students and the Reading Series for all ages.
The Language Series for elementary students begins with correcting problems with listening accuracy, phonological awareness, and language structures and then moves on to linking spoken language with written language to improve proficiency. The Literacy Series for secondary starts in the same way as the Language Series, but is geared towards middle and high school students and has an advanced option. The Reading Series begins with reading readiness and moves on to five additional levels, ranging from early childhood reading to high school reading levels.