About Our Brain Training Programs
Neurofeedback (also called EEG Biofeedback) is a proven, computer-based technology that trains brain waves to perform optimally by challenging and strengthening the brain, much as you challenge and strengthen your body in physical exercise. The therapy is effective in addressing:
attention & hyperactivity disorders
specific learning disabilities
serious emotional disabilities
Fast ForWord helps children, from age 5 through 18, who struggle with reading difficulties, auditory processing disorder, speech or language impairment, autism, ADD/ADHD, a learning disability, or who are at risk for falling behind.
Fast ForWord is an intervention designed to address the root cause of learning difficulties by training the brain to more effectively process auditory information. The program focuses on improving attention, memory, and processing speed while building foundational reading and language skills.
Fast ForWord helps students with...
Reading difficulties and dyslexia
Auditory processing disorder
Speech or language impairment
It specifically improves the following...
Sequencing is the ability to place information in the correct order such as days of the week. This is important for your child to process and comprehend information.
Reading and Literacy Skills such as phonemic awareness, phonics, and auditory discrimination of sounds and sound sequencing are important foundational skills your child needs to successfully read – which is the basis of all academic learning.
Vocabulary and Grammar refer to understanding the meaning of words and the rules for written and oral language. This is important for your child since it’s much easier to read fluently when they understand the words and structure.
Processing Rate refers to both the speed and accuracy with which the brain processes information. This is important because all literacy development -- from learning to talk to learning to read to writing proficiently -- is dependent on your child’s ability to process sounds and words quickly.
Attention is the ability to focus and pay careful attention to details. Teachers may use the term "poor listening skills" if your child is having trouble attending and following directions.
Recall & Memory is the ability to retrieve information from long term memory. "Working memory" is holding information in the short term, which is necessary for your child to complete tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehending.
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that helps strengthen the brain’s ability to synchronize thought and movement to a steady metronome beat. The overall goal of IM training is to improve timing in the brain, or Neuro-timing, through rhythm and repetition. When Neuro-timing improves, gains are seen in:
Attention & Executive Functioning
Motor Coordination & Balance
Reading & Math Fluency
Control of Impulsivity & Aggression