In addition to Flex It Academy's personalized and individualized learning programs, we have been partnered for years with TeachTown to incorporate their Evidence Based Practices that offer a blend of computer-delivered and teacher-led ABA instruction proven to increase a student’s vocabulary, listening skills, social-emotional development, independence, academics and cognitive skills. The system automatically adapts based on each individual’s progress providing meaningful instruction to all students. Student data is recorded, analyzed and organized into reports automatically providing educators with an effective and automated progress monitoring system. By using embedded games and animated episodes as systematic reinforcement, students are actively engaged in TeachTown lessons, helping to build student independence and increase motivation.
Blue Ribbon Findings on Evidenced-Based Practices
The National Autism Center’s National Standards Project and the National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) almost entirely agree on which educational interventions are effective for children with ASD (National Autism Center, 2009; Wong et al., 2013). They used a stringent review process that incorporated clear criteria for evaluating evidence from over two decades of research. Of the 27 evidence-based practices identified by the NPDC, 26 were identified by the National Standards Project as established or emerging practices. Educational practitioners can access 12 of the 27 evidence-based practices in TeachTown Basics and TeachTown Social Skills. Click here to see TeachTown’s alignment to these studies’ findings.
TeachTown Basics is cited in the National Autism Center’s 2009 National Standards Report for the validated research identifying it as an effective intervention for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)++. TeachTown Basics offers a blend of computer-delivered and teacher-led ABA instruction proven to increase a student’s vocabulary, listening skills, social-emotional development, independence, academics, and intellectual skills. This study also confirmed and extended on the National Autism Center’s 2009 National Standards Report pointing to the same evidenced-based studies.