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Rooted in Science
Since the 1950s, the research-derived principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have served as the basis of treatments for autism and other developmental disabilities. TeachTown, takes those principles seriously; its enCORE product is the only adaptive core curriculum suite for students with special needs that is built upon these proven principles.
TeachTown not only incorporates scientific principles into its product development, it also demonstrates efficacy in practice. To that end, the company participates in independent third party studies to seek to verify and showcase the improvements that its students see.
Case 1 – Supplemental Basics (published in Autism – The International Journal of Research and Practice)
This study examined the impact of TeachTown’s supplemental Basics product on a treatment group of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. With just 20 minutes a day of these supplemental lessons over a three-month period, the treatment group exhibited statistically significant larger age-equivalent gains in all skills areas assessed – representing an average 2.75-month advantage over the control group resulting from the 3-month study period.
Case 2 - Supporting the Entire Student Ecosystem
While ABA is most known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) treatment,
 Receptive Expressive Attention and Memory Resoning and Academics Perception and Cognition
         TeachTown has made it a mission to support all students with moderate- to-severe disabilities, regardless
of type. Through this experience, TeachTown has discovered that its curriculum suite can benefit students in at-risk populations who do not fall into traditional categories under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
In the districts of Killeen, TX and Anson, NC, a range of students who identified as at-risk populations participated in a TeachTown study.
By virtue of both Brigance IED scores for students with disabilities and the Battelle Developmental Inventory
for students without, the use of TeachTown’s Basics product resulted in statistically significant gains.
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Age Equivelant in Months
  We stick to the science. ABA goes back to the 1950s as the treatment protocol with the most credible evidence of efficacy for these student populations; this is still true to this day. enCORE showcases who we are as a company.
If ABA works, why don’t we use in every domain? ABA is part of the DNA of TeachTown.”
Dave Cappellucci
CEO TeachTown
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