Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Program Aims To Help Rural Students With Autism.

Jackie Mader writes for the Education Week (9/2) “Rural Education” blog that a new program developed in Utah “is attempting to bring more support to rural children with autism by providing online therapy courses for families.” The ReachASD program aims “to teach parents how to therapeutically play with their children” in order to “improve motor skills and social skills for children with autism through play, and also introduce families to therapeutic toys that can teach children specific skills.” The piece explains that rural districts are often unable to provide adequate services because they “struggle to attract and retain special education teachers and therapists.”

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