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Rhyming is one of the earliest phonemic awareness skills to develop in young children and nursery rhymes are great fun. Children have always enjoyed the silliness of rhymes…..the sillier the better. Nursery rhymes introduce our children to a cast of characters who are...
When we think of learning, we don’t often equate that with play. Child play means just that; something that children engage in that is not as serious or important as work, academic learning, or growing in other areas of life. However, play is an incredibly powerful...
Spring has come to Fresno, and the warm sunny days beckon us outdoors. Walks in our green environment can do many things to improve overall body health. For example, walks can help us reduce stress and blood pressure and improve feelings of well-being, decreasing...
“My son has been participating in the Fast ForWord program for over six months. He has issues with focusing and paying attention in class. His teacher has told us he has really improved and matured over these past months. His reading level has also gone up. The games are fun and challenging, and he really likes to play them.”
— Marsha Alves
“My son has been attending for more than 6 months. His communication skills have improved beyond what I expected! Friends and family also see his improvements. I appreciate and I am thankful for the professional staff who are making a difference in my child’s life!”
— Suzy Brambila (on Facebook)
“In February 2007, our loved one was diagnosed with Autism, and our family began the journey of transformation. We wanted early intervention in a compassionate environment with skilled professionals and cutting edge options. Aspire Speech & Learning Center satisfied all these desires. Our family feels blessed to have found this one stop service provider.”
— M. Isabel Castellanos
“Kira is a high functioning autistic child who has experienced difficulties with expressive communication, reading and writing. We live on a remote island where very limited services are available. The staff very graciously arranged a program to provide services, individualized to her needs, during the summer while we were visiting family in the area.”
— Carol Darlow
“Her GPA at the time was approximately 1.4. She was not going to graduate from Middle School. She started Fast ForWord on March 30, 2015. In two months, when school ended, she had a 2.62 GPA. There were no other changes in her routine. Just Fast ForWord for half an hour, 5 days a week. She has had so many interventions over the years, and nothing has really made a difference. Until Fast ForWord.”
— Jeanette Newquist
“Awesome staff! Debbie is a very great therapist. So gentle and patient in teaching. I love to stay and watch so I can learn from Debbie’s teachings. They have the office set for the kids of most ages. They sometimes have coffee and treats. Very satisfied every time I leave.”
— Sonya Z. (on Yelp)
“My granddaughter, Morgan, is 21 and will graduate from St. Mary’s college this semester with honors. Morgan was a premature baby, weighed only 3 pounds when she was born and spent her first months in the hospital. She grew into a strong, healthy little girl, did well in school and loved reading. What we didn’t realize is that Morgan had to work much harder than her classmates to get the good grades she was getting. Ms. Wage tested Morgan and put her on a program called Fast Forward. This program helped Morgan enormously and she was able to get through college without the hours of struggling she spent in high school. We just wish we had thought to have Morgan tested earlier, when she was in grammar school, so she could have gotten the help she needed.”