The World of ABCMouse.com: How It Can Help Your Child with Autism Learn
It’s no secret that a child with autism tunes right in to the world of computers because it makes sense to them and because they do not have to interact with live people. The children’s subscription service known as ABCMouse.com is ideal for these children because it begins with the most basic preschool curriculum and continues to build on the skills each child masters. All of the games, stories and songs that the children engage in on this website are immediately rewarded with virtual tickets that children can spend for virtual items in a virtual store inside the program.
The fun of the activities combined with the immediacy of the rewards speaks to the emotional and intellectual needs of an autistic child. They feel accomplished and their self-esteem is elevated by the immediate rewards and the challenges do not reach beyond the child’s current skill level. Your child does not feel frustrated nor will he or she feel defeated or bored because ABCMouse has so carefully tailored their program that it resembles many of the learning games children can play on a tablet or learning tablet system.
As your child levels up in skills, he or she also levels up in the virtual school in ABCMouse. You are able to see and track your child’s progress and monitor their strengths and weaknesses. Because it is the exact same cumulative curriculum many teachers use in their classrooms, you can see what grade level your child is actually at in every subject including writing, reading, math and science.
Has anyone used ABC Mouse?
If you are not sure about how ABCMouse.com can help your child with autism, the company frequently offers introductory prices of $1 for the first month, or forty to sixty percent off an entire year’s subscription. Even if your autistic child does not take to the program, your “normal” children will, and it will help them catch up to their peers. The program starts out at the preschool level and advances your child when he or she is ready, all the way up to the sixth grade. You do not have to do previous school year levels either. If you jump in when your autistic son or daughter is in the second grade, the program still continues onward as if your child had started the program in an earlier skill/ grade level. It really is the only program of its kind.
The program simulates home schooling in many ways as well. If you already home-school your special needs children, then this program can be easily incorporated into the curriculum and even support the home-school curriculum you already use. The benefits far exceed and outweigh any educational deficit you could possibly dream up, and you should at least give it a try at the $1 introductory price.
I would appreciate it if you would refer to other children as average NOT normal. Autistic children are normal in every right. That is offensive to claim that Autistic children are not normal children.
Thank you I agree I was ready to buy until I saw normal!
Good grief. My son with autism is not a normal child, and I’m not offended at that terminology in the least. (He isn’t offended, either.)
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I also have a son that has autism too as well and I’ve been using ABCmouse off and on since he was about 10 months old and it does help out alot an I just wish Society and the community would teach the children of autism at there schools& and I have more activity centers and outings for toddlers&teens and adults with autism No Matter What stages of the autism spectrum disorder in the Contra Costa County areas like in pittsburg&Antioch& Oakley Brentwood, CA
i also agree we need to accept our kids are different and there is no shame on that
I am sure the author did not mean to offend anyone with the use of the term “normal”. Referring to them as “non-autistic” may have been a better way to state it But I’m sure everyone understood what was meant.
My 2 year old autistic child is absolutely “normal” in every way. He is just like any other child, expect he does not talk, but he most definitely has his own ways of communicating his needs to his myself and his father. Like any other child. It is screwed up in every way, for you to address autistic children as abnormal.
I have a grandson with autism and he is very smart. He is 4 yrs old non-verbal. He loves his Kindal Fire and I was considering getting him ABC Mouse for Christmas it might have to wait another year because it is just to pricey for me right now but please get Someone to change the normal word to average and everybody lets forgive the person that did their advertising I am sure he or she did not mean to offend anybody.. Let us all try to live, love and support our love able normal children with autism. Lisa Dubose-Ginlack
Thank you. Exactly. But this see no reason to be offend.
He answered the question. And it would be conflict of interest of he ment In valugur way. This World is getting filled with to many over sensitive complainers. The point of the artical was it can engage a child on the spectrum. Get over it. Petty
Every autistic child is different. Some may like it. Most likely, the child will only be drawn to a certain part of the program. Mine liked only the puzzles and the math games. He did not like the music or painting. The parent has to use only sections to aid the child that supports those educational needs.
We stopped the subscription, but this was because of the music. Not all of the lessons let the user mute the background music, and my son would have meltdowns because he could not stop the music. Too much stimulation. Could you fix the program to allow for no background music options?
When I read the comments I thought I was going to find parents/ guardians of other autistic children who tried abcmouse but you all are just talking about the word “normal.” My son is 4 years old and he has autism and my two year old daughter doesn’t. We tell her all the time that her brother is different (not normal) when she gets upset that he doesn’t want to play with her. I’m glad my son isn’t normal. But anyways, I tried abcmouse and my son does really well with it. Definitely worth the price.