Originally Broadcasted
Date: Thursday 21 October 2021

Here are the 3 key takeaways: 

1) Target the ”biology” of language and reading development

Many cognitive and language skills are needed to develop language and reading skills. For a programme to be effective, it is important to target the “biology” of language and reading mastery – rapid auditory processing & a strong acoustic map.


2) Neuroscientific Principles That Drive Brain Change

  • Frequency and intensity
  • Adaptivity
  • Simultaneous development
  • Timely motivation 

3) Fast ForWord- Powerful 2-in-1 language and cognitive acceleration program

As one of the world’s most-researched reading programmes, Fast ForWord stands apart from most reading programmes by strengthening the “brain biology” of reading – Learning MAPS – Memory, Attention, Processing, Sequencing etc

Ms Cheryl Chia

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.