Murphys, CA…Mind Matters, a non-profit clinic located in Murphys that serves individuals and families affected by ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, received a generous grant of $4,800 from the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) in April 2018. The money was allocated for the purchase of eight Fast ForWord licenses. Fast ForWord, a neuroscience based computer program developed by Scientific Learning (www.scilearn.com) targets foundational cognitive skills including memory, attention, processing and sequencing. These skills are essential for phonics, word fluency, and comprehension.
Since receiving the licenses, eight children have completed this 40 day program with great success! Though Fast ForWord is not a reading program, one of the measurable results is an improvement in reading proficiency. Another common benefit is a noticeable increase in self-confidence. The words of one parent “My son has learned to speak words he couldn’t before. He also communicates with others around him. Because of these improvements his self-confidence and attitude have gotten so much better” are echoed by dozens of families who have participated in Fast ForWord at Mind Matters.
To learn more about Fast ForWord, or any of the other programs offered at Mind Matters, visit the clinic’s website at www.mindmattersclinic.org or call (209)728-2184.