New, Informational Website Supports Educators and Parents of Children with Autism
July 28, 2011
By Autism Society
TeachTown, Inc., an innovative developer of educational software and video modeling technology, has launched a new, information-packed website in support of children with autism and special needs.
Educators and parents can find the latest research on autism, learn best practices of classroom technology, read educator and student stories, download fun activities and watch demos of two TeachTown curriculum-based instructional programs; TeachTown®: Basics, computer-aided instruction (CAI), and TeachTown®: Social Skills, animated video modeling.
TeachTown programs are set in a colorful and immersive community where animated characters take students on an educational journey complete with fun rewards and educational games. Students learn and practice fundamental skills in math, language, communication, behavior, social and emotional development. Assessments and student progress reports guide the development of IEPs (Individual Education Plans) and complement teachers’ instruction through consistent delivery of skills measured in standardized tests.
The new site features a video interview with Jennifer Maloni, a Maryland parent. Mrs. Maloni is a national advocate on autism-related issues and the co-author of The Friendship Puzzle, a children’s book about what it is like for school-age children to interact with a classmate who has autism. In the video, she describes her sons’ after-school learning routine using TeachTown®: Basics.
Last year, Maloni began to use the educational software at the recommendation of her sons’ teacher at William Winchester Elementary School in Carroll County, Md. Both of her boys use the computer-aided instruction daily in class and at home, and are better able to socialize and generalize skills.
Check out the new TeachTown® website at www.teachtown.com.
Adapted from a TeachTown® press release.
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