“Autism Spectrum Disorders” is a term used to describe the collection of disorders that includes Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. This class of disorders is a rapidly growing concern, with the Center for Disease Control reporting 1 in less than 110 children in the United States being affected. Individuals exhibit a wide range of strengths and weaknesses, and the majority of those attending Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers received Visualizing and Verbalizing® or Talkies® instruction to strengthen language comprehension and expression.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers provide research-validated, one-to-one instruction to improve reading, comprehension, and math for students of all ages. In 2013, 49 students with previous third-party diagnoses of Autism received an average of 117 hours of Visualizing and Verbalizing instruction to develop concept imagery for improved comprehension. Instruction was delivered by specially trained Lindamood-Bell staff. Student gains were measured with a battery of comprehension assessments.
After completing instruction, the total group of students who reported having previous, third-party diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders achieved the following average Percentile gains:
• Vocabulary: from the 13th to the 19th Percentile.
• Word Opposites: from the 12th to the 23rd Percentile.
• Oral Directions: from the 2nd to the 5th Percentile.
• Comprehension: from the 4th to the 12th Percentile.
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