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Using the Vantage Programs with Autistic Students

Created on 02 January 2011

A Research project Completed by Sharon de la Mare, M.A.
                 Calgary, Alberta June 1989

The purpose of this research was to study the effect of a specific  program, Vantage Reading (formerly Bonding the Senses) ,(Ross, 1986), on motor function skills of autistic children.  The program was administered to 6 subjects ranging in age from 6 years 8 months to 8 years 4 months.  The mean chronological age was 6 years 3 months.  All of the subjects were independently diagnosed as autistic using DSM III criteria (APA, 1980).  There were 4 males and 2 females.  The subjects were pretested using an adapted form of a sensory integration data collection form developed by Ruth Smith, a physiotherapist with R.E.A.C.H.  This test assessed exploratory behaviours, reach on sight and sound, and motility.  The targeted intervention took place 5 days per week for 1 hour per day, for a 3 month period of time.  Post testing was then done using the same instrument used for the pre-testing.  Pre and post test data was then compared.  In all cases there was a significant increase in responsiveness.

If you wish the pre and post test results email me and I will be happy to forward them to you.

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Esther R., Parent

When my son refers to things from before your program he says, “when I was still miserable.” Our rowdy noisy kid no longer drives us beyond endurance. He can actually sit still and behave in a normal manner now. His academic progress has been tremendous.

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  • The Vantage Reading Program is a low cost step by step programming parents can do.
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About the Founder

Mrs. Alice Ross is the founder of these Vantage Vision and Vantage Reading programs. Her goal is simple To help those who can’t read. The Vantage Reading history is an impressive story. Mrs. Ross has an extensive background of over 40 years working with students with learning difficulties.

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