Monarch Teaching Technologies announces that its VizZle® software has been approved by the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit (IU) 13 to participate in the state software sales contract. This partnership is intended to especially benefit students with autism who do not yet have access to effective visual learning software.
“It is vital that students with autism have access to the most effective tools early so that they can reach their full learning potential,” said Terry Murphy, president of Monarch Teaching Technologies. “Schools in Pennsylvania will now be able to purchase VizZle at a discounted rate, allowing districts to help their special needs students succeed despite shrinking budgets.”
IU 13 offers reduced pricing for VizZle and other educational software from companies including Adobe, AutoCad, Microsoft, Educational Resources and Learning.com. The education service agency also provides workforce training, helps schools track student progress and supports the efforts of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN).
Developed by educators at the Monarch Center for Autism, in collaboration with a team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, VizZle capitalizes on the stronger visual processing skills of children with autism and their inherent interest in multimedia. VizZle, short for “visual learning,” offers both the tools to create lessons and a shared library of thousands of visual lessons made by other users to teach both academics and activities of daily living. Educators add to the library of lessons daily and share materials with peers and parents across the country.
For more information on the IU 13 Statewide Software contract, visit www.iu13.org/CommunityRegionandState/StatewideSoftware/Pages/vizzle.