Review: TeachTown

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TeachTown – Computer Service for Children with Autism. Engage. Learn. Connect

This is probably my favorite program.   My daughter loves it and I really like that it adapts to her learning to add new concepts, speed up or slow down the pace based upon her understanding of the activities, etc.   I highly recommend this program for any child on the autism spectrum.   TeachTown is developed based upon the concept of discrete trials/ABA and does a really good job of handling prompting and reinforcement in a way that is actually fairly dynamic.  Not only does it teach academic concepts but also other subjects kids on the spectrum often struggle with like facial expressions and generalizing concepts.  The reports generated are very good for helping to understand where the child is progressing and where additional work needs to happen.  The program also offers suggestions for offline activities to supplement the work done on the computer as well as to help generalize concepts which again is typically difficult for kids on the spectrum.  Another great feature is the ability to share the program with teachers, therapists, etc. so they can track progress and make recommendations for changes to the learning path to coincide with classroom and/or therapy goals.  Two thumbs WAY up for TeachTown!

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About jreed1920

I am a mom to a beautiful daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We started homeschooling in January 2010 and it has been the best educational decision we have ever made. We use an ecclectic curriculum combining online learning with lapbooking and lots of hands-on, natural setting learning. We use Sue Patrick's Workbox System to keep it all together.
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