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Fast ForWord

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BagLady75 Sun 01-Jul-07 10:50:22

Has anyone on this board used Fast ForWord for a child with speech and language difficulties?

My DS 6 has ASD but at this point his main issue is language delay, and I am wondering if this program would be helpful for him.

Fast Forword is quite popular in the US for kids with ASD and seems to be catching on over here as well. I would appreciate hearing if anyone has tried the program, and if so whether you can recommend a UK practitioner (we are based in north London).


For those who want to know what on earth I am talking about, see:
http://www.scilearn.com/prod2/ffwd_l/main=home

and this site aimed at the UK market:

http://www.innovative-therapies.com/fastforward_uk.htm

BagLady75 Sun 01-Jul-07 10:53:15

Sorry forgot to enter the links properly:

Fast ForWord

Fast Forward UK info

Davros Sun 01-Jul-07 11:09:02

I have heard of FF for many years and have only heard good things. But I think it makes a very big difference if your child is deemed "suitable" for it, i.e. will be able to participate enough to benefit. I think my friend JW, who runs Haringey Autism, may have used it. If you are in North London you may know her. I will try to remember to ask her.
The other one you hear a lot about is Earobics but I can't give you a master class on either or on the differences!
Are you a member of Yahoo EGroup ABA-UK? Someone on there could prob help.

mummytosteven Sun 01-Jul-07 20:14:40

Never heard of it, will look at the site with interest (and some trepidation as to how much it would all cost!)

BagLady75 Mon 02-Jul-07 13:57:40

Thanks Davros - don't know JW (I have not actually been living in the UK for very long) and I'm not on the ABA list as we don't do much ABA. I am on the ABE list so maybe I will try them.

Mummytosteven - I think it costs somewhere between £1-2k for an intensive 6-10 wk course.

mummytosteven Mon 02-Jul-07 20:25:24

Thanks Baglady - DS is too young anyway, I checked out the site, just seems to be for school age kids.

Davros Mon 02-Jul-07 21:14:48

Hi Baglady. If you are new to North London I'd be happy to give you info about activities or anything else. CAT me if you want.

BagLady75 Tue 03-Jul-07 14:28:45

Thanks Davros - I'll be in touch!

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