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Scientific Learning Releases New Fast ForWord Program to Provide Smarter Interventions and Faster Progress for Struggling Readers and ELLs


Now with SmartLearning Technology, the new Fast ForWord Foundations I
program features enhancements that make it more adaptive, engaging,
motivating, and easier to implement

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes the use of evidence-based
to help schools improve outcomes for English language
learners (ELLs), students who are economically disadvantaged, and those
with disabilities. To provide schools with an evidence-based
intervention that targets the root causes of language and reading
struggles across diverse subgroups, Scientific
Learning Corp
. (OTC:SCIL) announces the release of the Fast
ForWord® Foundations I

The Fast ForWord Foundations I program, which is the new version of the
flagship Fast ForWord Language program, is just one of several
improvements planned for the Fast ForWord family of products. This
latest release includes an intelligent back-end engine that intuits when
a student is struggling and provides just-in-time interventions
personalized to each learner's strengths and weaknesses. With this SmartLearning
, educators can deliver smarter, more focused
interventions and faster results for the nation's most vulnerable

"Fast ForWord is the most extensively researched and reviewed program on
the market. With SmartLearning Technology, we've taken an already
proven, evidence-based program and made it even more effective," said
Jeffrey D. Thomas, CEO of Scientific Learning. "Students who use Fast
ForWord stay challenged yet motivated, and educators have new lesson
plans, reports, and tools to support student progress."

"Fast ForWord Foundations I is everything I anticipated and more," said
Sandy Collins, a speech-language pathologist in British Columbia.
"Students and parents will love it, and my coaches will be over the

Developed by neuroscientists, the Fast ForWord program uses a unique three-step
 to deliver fast gains to students. It provides them with the
foundational language and cognitive skills, intensive practice, and
guided reading support that they need to catch up, once and for all.

When compared to other interventions evaluated by What Works
Clearinghouse, the Fast ForWord program is the only intervention with
positive effects for English Learner and Literacy Outcomes for students
grades K-10 in individual, small group, and whole class settings.

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