NCTI - Brigance Study

In a study conducted at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), students with autism who used TeachTown: Basics twenty minutes a day in the classroom for 3 months were compared to a control group of students with autism in the same LAUSD intensive autism educational program. Students who used TeachTown: Basics showed greater developmental gains (as measured by the Brigance, a developmental assessment which was administered by each student’s teacher) than students who did not use the program over a 3-month period.

This research was published in the May 2010 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Autism.

Months gain in Brigance Scores during three month study
  • This research was funded through a Technology in the Works grant from the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI).
  • This study was published in “Autism – The International Journal of Research and Practice.”
    This level of peer review further validates the results of the original study.
  • This is the largest classroom implemented intervention study for computer-assisted instruction for students with autism to date.

Whalen, C., Moss, D., Ilan, A.B., Vaupel, M., Fielding, P., MacDonald, K., Cernich, S., and Symon, J. (2010). Efficacy of TeachTown: Basics computer-assisted intervention for the Intensive Comprehensive Autism Program in Los Angeles Unified School District. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, Online First -