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"This program has transformed the teaching of reading...I have had the pleasure of working for the past 15 years with Dr. Blank, and I have seen first-hand her innovative and carefully designed reading program used by a wide variety of students across a broad age range. The program is absolutely outstanding. 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."
Dr. Bradley Peterson, Director, Institute for the Developing Mind, Keck School of Medicine, USC

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Dr. Bradley Peterson Keck School of Medicine, USC

Dr. Blank is a brilliant developmental psychologist. She understands child development, particularly the development of language and reading abilities in children. Her reading program is unique.

Arlene Maidman Parent

Dr. Blank's program 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!

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 Dr. Blank's program. 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.

ASD Reading is based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Marion Blank, a world-renowned literacy and language expert who developed and served as Co-Director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program for Autism and Related Disorders.