“Lives have been changed!”

Fantastic article in the Vancouver Sun about schools in British Columbia that have adopted Fast ForWord programs to help students who are struggling with language and literacy.

Great quote from Sandy Collins, the speech-language pathologist who is overseeing the implementation:

We had interventions and we’d done lots of wonderful things, but we couldn’t do what computers can do. We can’t synthesize our speech, slow it down, stretch it out and emphasize the various elements that need to be emphasized. I couldn’t quite believe it myself when I started working with the program. It was doing things that I had thought for years, ‘if only I could do that.’

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