Last week, I got the brilliant idea to get my daughter’s working memory and processing speed re-tested in order to see if there was any empirical evidence to back up our anecdotal observations that Fast ForWord has helped her cognitive processes.
She also did these tests in May of 05 and March 0f 07 so I have those numbers with which to compare them.
We are giddy with happiness at the results. Look for yourself. Be amazed.
The Working Memory score is comprised of two tests: Digit Span and Letter-Number Sequencing
- Digit Span: 5
- L/N Seq: 7
- Working memory score: 77 or the 6th percentile
- Digit Span: 6
- L/N Seq: 3
- Working memory score 68 or the 2nd percentile
- Digit Span: 6
- L/N Seq: 10
- Working memory score of 88 or the 21st percentile
So, a jump from the 2nd to the 21st percentile? Super-fantabulous.
The Processing Speed is also comprised of two tests: Coding and Symbol Search
- Coding: 6
- Symbol Search: 7
- Processing Speed Score of 80 or the 9th percentile
- Coding: 4
- Symbol Search: 5
- Processing Speed Score of 70 or the 2nd percentile
- Coding: 10
- Symbol Search: 10
- Processing Speed Score of 100 or the 50th percentile
And an INCREDIBLE jump from the 2nd to the 50 percentile mark.
The doctor himself was pretty impressed. As are we.
My only regret is that I let myself be talked out of doing it about three times by various professionals who were sure that her problems wouldn’t be helped by Fast ForWord. So, lesson learned. When it comes to my kids, I am the expert.
I shall not let that regret lessen our joy at her results today. How much sweeter they are for knowing they were hard-fought for.
Update: I now have a Fast ForWord page where I have collected all my postings about Fast ForWord plus some other useful links.