How does F.I.R.S.T. prepare students for inquiry and deeper learning?

Students who learn to read early will be able to communicate effectively in our global knowledge economy. Our adaptive, research-based learn to read program provides students with intense training on the rapid processing of speech sounds—a vital first step in the development of reading skills. An inability to quickly process speech sounds can cause problems with the normal development of an otherwise effective and efficient phonological system, which is necessary for the development of foundational reading skills and reading comprehension. Students graduate our program reading at the end of grade two reading level.