ASD Reading

ASD Reading is an online program that teaches students with autism and other learning disabilities to read and write with comprehension at a 3rd grade level (Lexile 750).

"ASD Reading has transformed the teaching of reading... The program is absolutely outstanding -- not simply in teaching reading, but also in enabling children to master and expand their knowledge of English. It does so by steadily integrating spoken and written language. No other program with which I’m familiar is comparable in teaching these vital skills. I believe that central to the program's success is: (i) its steady integration of spoken and written language, and (ii) its unique incorporation of "immediate interactive feedback." Research has shown that this type of feedback is critically important to engaging the student and thereby to enhancing effective learning. It regularly provides an immediate response to what the student does, and it offers clear, simple direction to overcome any errors that occur."
Dr. Bradley Peterson, Director, Institute for the Developing Mind, Keck School of Medicine, USC

ASD Reading is the reading program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The online program teaches kids to read, write and comprehend.

Happy Customers

Arlene Maidman Parent

ASD Reading had a tremendous impact on our daughter, Julia's, language. Julia is autistic and the program readily engages her. It’s amazing how a system dealing with the complexities of language can be so simple for children to follow!

Andrew Walling Parent

ASD Reading has transformed our relationship with our daughter, Kate. Its reading and writing programs helped her develop critical communication and problem solving skills. Now Kate reads and spells at or above grade level and we can ‘talk’ with her about her interests and feelings via writing. It has allowed us to recognize her true potential.

Catherine Smith Teacher

ASD Reading is a daily necessity in my special education classroom. It represents a major evolution in the teaching of reading and writing for children on the spectrum. Thank you for this incredible program.

Susan Deland Parent

My daughter, Diane, used ASD Reading just prior to, and during, kindergarten. It captivated her imagination and taught her to read, to the amazement of her school teachers. Everything about it was so logical and it also set her up to develop all other academic skills.

ASD Reading 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.
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