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Using the Vantage Programs with Autistic Students

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.


A Reading Program Like No Other

Reading HelpVantage Reading is an amazing reading program. The Vantage Reading course is like no other course. It teaches reading to those whose reading difficulties stem from VISION SKILLS problems. The key to our program is that the Vantage Reading program is the only program to address saccades dysfunction.

The reading program is unique as it combines copyrighted vision therapy with copyrighted reading material. It is an educational program developed by educators for school, special education, and home use.

The free Vantage Vision Screening process walks you through specific tests that will indicate a vision problem that seriously hinders reading abilities. Of course if this screening shows concerns, the Vantage programs target the deficiencies directly and quickly.


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Diane Murdoch, Special Education Teacher

We are pleased with the results of the program at our Elementary School.
Because we have candidates and trained volunteers ready for the program next September, we are hoping to be able to continue.

Features of the Vantage Reading Program

Built in Vision Therapy

  • The Vantage Reading Program is built into the Vision therapy program.
  • Which improve your child's reading skills while doing valuable therapy .
  • Result: Better grades, higher self esteem, success builds on success

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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