In studies completed in The Childrens Hospital in Boston and Stanford University brain imaging scans of children with dyslexia who used the Fast ForWord Language product showed normalization of activity in critical areas of the brain used for reading.
Furthermore, this group of students showed significant improvements in reading and
oral language skills on a number of assessments. See the results section for further information
Children diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) (or also known as autism) made significant gains in their oral language skills after using the Fast ForWord Language product. One-third of the children were diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder- autism, two-thirds were diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder- not otherwise specified. The improvements seen for the two diagnoses were similar.
Yes absolutely. Students classified as "gifted" use the Fast ForWord Family of programmes in line with their needs. It is a useful tool to challenge the students in a positive and fufilling way.