In South Africa our remedial schools are overflowing. Parents, teachers and practitioners are struggling to find effective interventions to assist children with a variety of learning difficulties.
What led to the programmes being made available in SA was the overwhelming evidence from over three thousands studies conducted by reputable universities such as Stanford and Harvard. For example, in a study done in 2002 by Stanford University, functional MRI was performed on 20 children with dyslexia (8-12 years old) during phonological processing before and after remediation with the Fast ForWord programmes. Behaviourally, training improved oral language and reading performance. Physiologically, children with dyslexia showed increased activity in multiple brain areas.