Welcome to the July 2013 edition.
Congratulations to our many winners this month. We had 10 lucky Facebook friends take home a FREE MONTH of Fast ForWord Reading, along with a Melbourne School, who won a whole term of Reading Assistant at the Positive Schools Conference! If you haven’t already, LIKE us on Facebook, to see our regular promos and giveaways.
Exciting new research at The Centre for Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience (Rutgers University) has shown that children with language-learning difficulties improve after auditory training with the Fast ForWord Language program.We are not ‘taught’ our native language, but rather, we acquire it naturally from the language around us. When we begin this process, we develop the ability to tease out the sounds in words. Children with language-learning disabilities, including Dyslexia, struggle to develop this skill to a proficient level. Read more . . .
Celebrated Harvard Professor, Clayton Christensen explains how disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns.
The way we learn doesn’t always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need “disruptive innovation.” Read More.
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Take a look at the world’s best online reading coach, with our Online Reading Assistant introduction. Get a brief overview of the program and trial it FREE, so you see what it’s like for the learner.
Access helpful links and research papers that explain how Reading Assistant works and why it helps thousands of learners around the world improve their reading ability. Get Started.
Gift with Glitches Seminar
Do you sometimes wonder why a particular student shows so much potential but just can’t seem to progress with certain things? Do you see this in your own children? They may well be gifted, but hampered by glitches like dyslexia, ADHD, language impairment, auditory processing disorder, or autism spectrum disorder.
Gifted with Glitches is a course which examines the relationship between gifted, or high potential students, and the struggles some may face from specific learning difficulties. Wednesday 28th August 2013 – Chatswood, Sydney
Are you using Fast ForWord at home or in your school and having difficulty with motivation?
Fast ForWord is a powerful intervention because of the intensive repetition. We know this is critical for long-term change. Acknowledgement from teachers, parents and relatives can be the most valuable reward there is, but here are some other suggestions:
- Record daily points on a score sheet, calendar, or try the iEarned That App or similar
- Rewards at appropriate time: Young children are motivated by daily rewards, and older children are better able to work towards a longer-term goal
- Use Certificates of Achievement – available from www.fastforword.tv
- Praise your children in company – they love to hear how proud you are of them
You are helping your child learn that persistence – particularly in a challenging task – really does pay off – a valuable life skill.
Do you have questions about your child or students? Email us
Question: I am 52 and have recently found out I have Dyslexia. I have always struggled to read and learn, and haven’t known why. Is it too late to get help?
Answer: You are not alone! We get calls from many adults with similar stories. Dyslexia is a type of learning difficulty in which the person has trouble with language processing. When you improve the way your brain processes language, you will find that reading, comprehension and spelling become easier. We know the brain is changeable, so it is never too late to strengthen these skills. Fast ForWord develops the language areas of the brain, so it is a very successful intervention for Dyslexia.