LAS VEGAS, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mojo Learning Inc., an educational technology company, is pleased to announce the release of its new program, ASD Reading, a patented, research-based method for teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to read, write and comprehend. The program, which had previously been in beta, has now been made available to everyone at www.ASDReading.com.
Current reading education relies on methods that do not work for most children on the spectrum. As a result, they never gain the ability to read or write effectively. Particularly affected is comprehension. For the many children who are non-verbal (non-speaking) the situation is even worse since little, if any, effort is made to teach them literacy. ASD Reading addresses these shortfalls by using innovative content and methods that enable all children with ASD to achieve success - even when they are non-verbal.
ASDReading.com offers unique instruction methods not found in other programs:
- It requires no prerequisite skills. All children can use the program - even those who are non-verbal.
- It uses graphics, audio and animation extensively to reinforce meaning.
- It links written and spoken language so that one mirrors and reinforces the other.
- It provides customized instruction that adapts to each child's specific skills and needs.
- It systematically assesses a child's skills and overcomes error patterns and difficulties.
ASDReading.com was developed by Dr. Marion Blank, a world-renowned literacy and language expert who created and served as Co-Director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program for Autism and Related Disorders, and her son, Jonathan Blank, an award-winning software developer.
In announcing the release, Dr. Blank commented, "The techniques have brought about incredible results for so many children that we felt compelled to share them with a wider audience."
Jonathan Blank, also noted: "This program has the ability to radically improve the lives of children with ASD – as well as their families. It utilizes amazingly effective patented methods not found in any other program."
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder associated with impaired language, communication and social skills. As of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 68 US children is affected – a 30% increase from just 2 years ago. Tragically, the majority of children diagnosed with ASD never gain the ability to read with fluency or utility. This is particularly the case for non-verbal children.
ASD Reading is an interactive, online program that is filled with engaging animation and uses cutting-edge HTML5 technologies that enable the program to run on any device with an Internet connection, including Windows and Mac computers, iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, etc.
Find out more at http://www.ASDReading.com
SOURCE Mojo Learning Inc.