Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Computer Assisted Therapy

Free 30 day trial is available for TeachTown, a computer- assisted treatment service for children with autism. TeachTown's intervention is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and incorporates teaching procedures from both discrete trial and pivotal response training.

The curriculum teaches a broad range of skills across several domains, including emotion identification, matching feelings to events, face matching, following eye gaze, friendship, safety awareness, personal needs, sequencing, phonics and early reading, vocabulary, mathematics, time, money plus off- computer generalization activities. The subscription is designed for children with a developmental age of 2 to 7 years. TeachTown: Basics also includes extensive data tracking, exceeding IEP reporting requirements in all fifty states, plus a communication interface that connects all members of the child's team. Full text of press release here.

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