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Meet our Cognitive Learning Team

Why choose Cognitive Learning for Fast Forword Programming?

Access from Anywhere

Fast ForWord is an online cognitive based software program that can be used on a tablet or computer. Yes, that means you can use it at home at a time that's convenient to you

Multiple Programs

Language, Literacy and Reading programming. We will recommend the most beneficial program for your child based on the student’s age, academic goals and learning challenges.

Cognitive Learning is an 

Authorized Canadian Provider of


Fast ForWord

Fast Change. Long Lasting Results.






Brian Nashman


Mr. Nashman is a certified provider of the Fast Forward Program from Scientific Learning Corporation in Oakland, California. He has diversified experience in T.E.S.L., adult education, cognitive learning, community economic development and co-operatives. Mr. Nashman is the owner of Scholars Education Centre and Cognitive Learning in Peterborough. 

Katy VanVeen

Centre Director

From day one, Katy has been involved with the cognitive learning programming at the Centre and has extensive experience supporting students in the Fast ForWord program. Katy has a degree in Geography from Trent University and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. After graduating from teacher’s college, Katy taught ESL in Narita, Japan for two years.

Nikki has worked with dozens of students enrolled in Fast ForWord.  Before a student begins working with the program, Nikki assists families to make sure they fully understand how Fast ForWord works and functions and continues to work with our students as they progress . Nikki loves to travel, and has experience teaching in Africa, Calgary and across Ontario.  

Nikkilee Donato

Centre Director

Your own Cognitive Learning Expert

We're with you for every step. Cogntive Learning provides weekly monitoring and reporting. Students and parents are supported with unparalleled training and guidance via telephone, email, Skype, and Face Time.

Reading Difficulties

• Auditory Processing Disorders

• Dyslexia

No more band-aids. We focus on the the source of the problem.

• Learning Difficulties

• Autism


You know these children – the ones who continue to struggle despite repeated intervention. You need an intervention that addresses the root cause of their difficulty, not one that provides accommodations. Fast ForWord does what no other intervention can do: it starts with cognitive skills like memory, attention and processing speed and works from the bottom up, using the principles of neuroplasticity. Fast ForWord aims to remediate the underlying difficulties that keep struggling readers and English language learners from making progress.

Kenny went from 2nd grade reading to a full football scholarship.

Mia went from acting out to acting proud.

David started speaking at 20 years old.

A Cognitive Learning expert will contact you within 24 business hours.

Fast ForWord is different. It helps children pay attention longer, process information faster, and comprehend what they're reading. In other words, it makes a fast and permanent change to their foundational processing, attention and working memory skills. Fast ForWord gives your child a second chance to become an expert learner and reader.  Fast ForWord is the best learning solution for children and adults who are faced with these challenges:

Wake up their brain! Fast ForWord can improve your child's learning skills.

Kenny went from 2nd grade reading to a full football scholarship.


Mia went from acting out to acting proud.


David started speaking at 20 years old.



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