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Who was that masked man?

Whew! Is he gone? I didn’t want to say anything bad about 2008 while he was still in the room, but like, WOAH! Where did that year COME from? AND a leap year to boot so we got to enjoy his company … Continue reading

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Set your Tivos

For those of you that have not yet read The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, (I may have mentioned it once or twice on this here bjournal) here’s your chance to get some information without having to read word … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord: Proof!

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 … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord: Changes — II

Prompted by a comment from Melanie and quite literally, the hundreds of people that have reached my site using Fast ForWord as their search string, I thought it might just be time to elaborate on the changes I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord — Language to Reading

I know it’s been a while since I said anything about Fast ForWord. Some time ago I posted about the first module my kids did called Language. I thought I should probably also let you know about the 2nd module, … Continue reading

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Jump! JUMP for the Math!

For the last 3 days I have watched in growing astonishment as my LD, ADHD, Aspergers daughter has completed multiple pages of…wait for it…MATH WORKSHEETS–fractions no less–with focus, attention and understanding. The work has been tidy and she’s completed it … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord Musings

So, I went to a seminar by Dr. Steve Miller yesterday. Dr. Miller is a co-founder and Vice President of Scientific Learning Corporation which is the developer of Fast ForWord. Really fascinating stuff. It’s interesting to see what happens to the energy … Continue reading

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes?

Calvin and Emma have now been doing Fast ForWord for 30 sessions. So, the equivalent of 6 weeks. Change #1: Late last night, Calvin finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, his first true chapter book. Change #2: Emma … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord Update

I did manage to get both of my school-age kids enrolled in Fast ForWord this summer. (Go here if you need the part 1 context) I thought there might be people out there who want to know a bit about … Continue reading

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Top five ways autism rocks

I couldn’t come up with ten, so we’ll have to make do with a Top 5 list of the ways in which AUTISM ROCKS! 5) You get a really cool binder from the Autism Clinic, complete with printed dividers and a … Continue reading

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