Earlier today there was an email sent to all of the 1st grade parents regarding the recent, district-adopted product, Fast ForWord. In short, Fast ForWord is a series of computer-based brain excercises that students complete each day for 12 weeks. The purpose of the excercises; (per the website).
- Improves memory by having the student hold a statement or question in working memory while retrieving picture-concept associations from long-term memory.
- Improves attention by developing the ability to focus on multiple tasks and ignore distractions.
- Strengthens auditory and linguistic processing rates so that students can distinguish sounds quickly enough to discriminate individual phonemes and understand words and sentences.
- Develops sequencing skills through exercises that require the use of a logical word order to comprehend simple and complex instructions and organize a response that follows the specified sequence of actions.
Please feel free to email Mrs. Kumar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself if you have any questions.