“I have seen his confidence in reading, writing, spelling, and computer skills grow tremendously since beginning ASD Reading.”

“ASD Reading is an online reading program invented by Dr. Marion Blank for children living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The layout of this program is perfect for my struggling reader since he doesn’t have to read to access his lessons. One of my favorite elements of this program is the option to download student progress reports at any time or…

Mystery books for kids: Cam Jansen

 Cam Jansen The mystery of the Stolen Diamonds is one of our favorite mystery books for kids. The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. “What You Need to Know: • This series offers a nice introduction to the mystery/detective type of book. • The scene with the robbers may scare some children as she hides in close range…

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

By William Stixrud for Time STIXRUD When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t predict success very well. On the way home she said, “Great talk, Dad, but I bet you don’t really believe that bit about grades.” I assured…

Ask Dr. Blank: What can we learn about autism from autistic adults?

Timothy (Educator) asks: What can we learn about autism from autistic adults? Dr. Marion Blank, author of Spectacular Bond: Reaching the Child with Autism answers: Autistic adults have already given us phenomenally powerful information about their lives and their experiences. Books written by people like Temple Grandin and John Elder Robison provide great insights into the “world views” of adults with autism….

Big Voice: The Power of Music Education to Transform Lives

Jeffe Huls, choral director at California’s Santa Monica High School, is known for being a demanding instructor who expects excellence from his choral students. This enlightening program follows Huls through the school year as he works with the 32 students in the school ensemble, the Madrigals. The animated teacher believes that the choir will be more successful if the kids…

There is a method to this program that is almost like magic

“The particular technique that this program uses, and the results that are eventually attained are truly impressive! I’ve found that this system really helps my son retain the information that he’s learning.  Now it’s one of the things that my son looks forward to the most when we begin each school day. He is always asking me if he can…