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The Autism Developmental Assessment officially launches in the UnitusTI cloud to benefit autism treatment providers, everywhere!
May 03, 2018, 07:00 ET
PORTLAND, Ore., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 26th, at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Core Complexity Assessments LLC. (CCA), in partnership with Mundo Pato Inc., a global provider of the UnitusTI electronic data records and cloud publishing service, will announce that the Autism Developmental Assessment (ADA) tool is now available to autism treatment providers, schools and clinics worldwide.
Based on the Model of Hierarchical Complexity (MHC), the easy to administer Autism Developmental Assessment (ADA) assesses the needs of a person with autism and allows for immediate program mapping based on the results. The MHC is an innovative framework for scoring based on the complexity of a behavior. The MHC analyzes skill level, based on the developmental difficulty of tasks and the Autism Developmental Assessment provides an easy to use method of actively applying the model to behavior therapy.
Unlike other assessments in the field, the ADA is a behavioral-developmental based assessment. It is designed to increase the effectiveness of autism interventions by assessing the needs of a person with autism as early as their initial months of development. The assessment is designed to be bias-free, effective across cultures and used repeatedly to assess behavioral changes over time.
By combining assessment questions, scoring, and the ability to suggest related programs and to track progress over years, the ADA, delivered via the UnitusTI electronic data management cloud, is a complete toolset that is designed to maximize the success of autism treatment programs in schools and clinics.
ADA is more comprehensive than other assessments in testing the social and communicative domains involved in development. ADA comes with a built in scoring system, providing immediate results. ADA has been tested and has an 'r' value of 0.9 of predicting task difficulty, which is higher than most of the other assessments. The assessment is easy to administer, requiring no special training. Results are immediate.
The earlier an intervention, the more successful it will be, so with the ADA tasks can be measured for children in their initial months of development. And with increased success of interventions, ADA may reduce the turnover rate of professionals working with children on the spectrum.
"Autism Developmental Assessment is a tool that is easy to administer. It is simple to use with children starting from early infancy on. It gives a comprehensive report of behavioral developmental progress. " Dr. Michael Commons, author of the Autism Development Assessment (ADA).
"We are excited to add CCA's innovative assessment to Mundo Pato's array of behavioral cloud services." Ricardo Correa CEO, Mundo Pato Inc.
Core Complexity Assessments (CCA) is a Cambridge, MA based company headed by Dr. Michael Lamport Commons, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. CCA brings insights from 30 years of research in developmental psychology to their diverse collection of psychometrics instruments designed to help schools, organizations and companies.
Mundo Pato Inc. is an international technology SaaS company delivering programs and curricula from educators, field experts and treatment professionals through the UnitusTI cloud platform. The UnitusTI data management cloud is highly customizable, secured, and encrypted and enhances your HIPAA, FERPA and Star compliance.
The Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics Officially Launches in the UnitusTI Cloud!
The Program's leading-edge assessment and curricula with built-in data collection system and student management tools are now live on the secure UnitusTI platform--maximizing whole team collaboration and overall student success
May 03, 2018, 07:30 ET
KIRKLAND, Wash., May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Specially Designed Education Services (SDES) has released the Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics to the cloud, adding software capabilities to its suite of specialized educational services. In partnership with Mundo Pato Inc., a cloud publishing services company, SDES is providing a significant step forward in the quality of digitized, cloud-based special education curricula. Designed for educational use in schools and organizations serving children to adults with disabilities, the innovative Styer-Fitzgerald Program has, since its inception, supported a better quality of life, increased independence, and improved outcomes for students with moderate to severe disabilities. The cohesive assessment and comprehensive curriculum span kindergarten through transition, providing continuity across grade levels. Expanding to the cloud extends the Styer-Fitzgerald Program's reach to school districts and treatment centers looking for a digitized solution to their special education needs.
Program data sheets and other educational materials can be time consuming and cumbersome to set up, store, keep track of, and use. In the UnitusTI cloud, digitized curricula and the data produced can be cross-examined, charted, and mapped to enhance academic results, while lowering operational costs and carbon footprints. With security level access and instant data reporting, educators can track student behavior and progress, store documents, collaborate with teaching staff, and securely share progress with parents.
The Styer-Fitzgerald Program in the cloud operates on computers and mobile devices using Android, Apple, and Windows systems. Designing these cloud-based functional academic programs in conjunction with educators, experts, such as Suzanne Fitzgerald at SDES, and a team of EdTech professionals at Mundo Pato Inc., provides a solution which ensures HIPAA, FERPA, and GDPR compliance and alignment with educational programs, IEP goals, and person-centered transition planning.
"As a professor training new special education teachers, I'm thrilled to offer the Styer-Fitzgerald Program in the UnitusTI Cloud to equip and empower current and future generations."—Dr. Candice Styer, program co-author.
The UnitusTI Cloud processing system delivers the Styer-Fitzgerald Program assessment and curriculum lesson plans while tracking data and recording student actions and progress. This is all accomplished in real-time with ongoing reporting and charting for each learner. This gives educators and therapists the ability to make instant, informed adjustments to learning plans thereby enhancing individualized instructional objectives and outcomes.
"The access, accountability, and visibility that EdTech solutions provides to parents, learners, and educators will make a significant impact in the evolution of the educational services template that exists today," said Ricardo Correa, CEO, Mundo Pato, Inc.
Specially Designed Education Services is dedicated to creating and sharing evidence-based resources and strategies for student learning and success. Collaborative work with educators, families, and administrators leads to a team roadmap for students with complex learning challenges to reach their full potential.
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The Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics Takes to the Cloud
Acclaimed assessment and curriculum takes advantage of Mundo Pato's UnitusTI cloud platform to enable accelerated learning and success
Dec 07, 2016, 11:00 ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, at The Urban Collaborative's Fall 2016 Meeting, Specially Designed Education Services (SDES) announced it's taking its flagship Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics to the UnitusTI cloud. SDES is partnering with Mundo Pato, Inc. to take full advantage of its UnitusTI cloud publishing tools and curriculum server given its flexibility, scalability and tailored approach to learning. As with the Styer-Fitzgerald Program, UnitusTI was developed by professional educators and therapists and has demonstrated results in helping children with special needs, including autism, achieve more.
SDES creates a rich and easy-to-use environment for maximizing each student's potential by providing classrooms individualized assessments and a system for tracking rate of mastery. In moving the Styer-Fitzgerald individual learning programs for both elementary and secondary curriculum to the UnitusTI cloud, all of this can now be achieved in real time with the touch of a button, generating much-needed reports for easy decision making and accountability.
"In today's learning environment, we believe digital tools and teaching materials are the future for helping teachers and learners maximize their potential," said Suzanne Fitzgerald, M. Ed. and Owner of Specially Designed Education Services. "We chose Mundo Pato and the UnitusTI platform because it's a company of individuals who understand our industry, and they provide a technology platform that's tailored to our learning environment. It really is a match made in heaven - special educators combined with experts in technology."
"We're excited to partner with SDES to bring its easy-to-use lesson plans and comprehensive data tracking system to learners around the world," said Esther Thane, VP Business Development at Mundo Pato, Inc. "When we saw the Styer-Fitzgerald Program in its print form and how perfectly it aligned with UnitusTI, we knew we had to expand this Program to make it more accessible for students, therapists, and educators everywhere."
Specially Designed Education Services is focused on providing products, training, and consultation related to programming for students with moderate to severe disabilities including autism. Our mission is to share evidence-based strategies and resources aimed at student learning and success. Our collaborative work with educators, families, and administrators provides a team approach for students with complex learning challenges to reach their full potential.
Mundo Pato, Inc. is a multidisciplinary cloud publishing company dedicated to the creation of cloud solutions for the educational and treatment fields. With its publishing platform UnitusTI, tools are designed to enhance the effectiveness of treatment and education by turning data into insights and creating a seamless communication environment between learners, educators and parents.
Ann Goldmann, VP Marketing & Communications
Mundo Pato Announces Educational Materials Delivered in the Cloud
Learning materials in a secure, digital form and aligned to teaching objectives and curriculum, accelerate mastery
Nov 17, 2016, 08:02 ET
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, at the American Speech – Language – Hearing Association (ASHA) 2016 Convention, Mundo Pato, Inc. announced the delivery of cloud-based educational materials to its suite of solutions. In partnership with LearnMore, Inc., Mundo Pato is providing a significant step forward in the quality of digitized, cloud-based educational materials for both standard and special education needs, targeted for use by learners and educators in schools and treatment centers. The innovative materials will support teachers and therapists to achieve core learning objectives in areas such as verbal and cognitive skills, sensory skills, and reading and math skills.
Physical tools and educational materials today are time consuming and cumbersome to set up, store and don't live in digital form where the data can be immediately captured and available with a click or a touch, via tablets or smartphones. Furthermore, by designing these materials in conjunction with industry experts such as Dr. Gladys Williams at LearnMore and a team of professionals that include educators, therapists, animators, musicians, artists and software developers Mundo Pato provides a solution which ensures compliance and alignment with treatment plans, educational programs and curricula.
"The advantage of using Mundo Pato designed materials is that they free up a speech pathologist's or teacher's time to teach, and materials can be aligned to specific protocols and curriculum learning objectives with greater efficiency and accuracy," said Dr. Gladys Williams, CEO at LearnMore, Inc.
Our teaching materials include relatable theme based characters, objects, backgrounds and actions that are staged for learners to use in conjunction with their lesson plans. Our applications engage a learner's attention because it feels more like playing a game while also providing the learner with the necessary tools and skills to achieve mastery. The UnitusTI Cloud data collection and processing system distributes the materials while tracking and recording student actions and progress. This is all accomplished in real-time with ongoing results reporting and charting for each learner. This gives educators and therapists the ability to make instant, informed adjustments to learning plans thereby enhancing teaching objectives and outcomes.
"There is no comparison to the joy you experience while designing a new character and seeing the positive reactions in children's faces. From sketching the concept, to fully painting and animating each character, at Mundo Pato we use the number of smiles and sparks in children's eyes as our main quality indicator," said Cesar Pachon, Cloud Materials Architect, Mundo Pato, Inc.
Mundo Pato Inc. is dedicated to the creation of cloud solutions for the educational and treatment fields. With its publishing platform UnitusTI, tools are designed to enhance the effectiveness of treatment and education by turning data into insights and creating a seamless communication environment between learners, educators and parents.
Ann Goldmann, VP Communications
Mundo Pato, Inc. and Autism Experts Collaborate to Launch Verbal Behavior Curriculum
UnitusTI's New Software Module Addresses Crucial Verbal Skills Development
May 25, 2016, 09:11 ET
PORTLAND, Ore., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted experts in the field of autism and special needs instruction, Drs. Gladys Williams and Richard Laitinen, have chosen to introduce their new verbal behavior curriculum on the Unitus Therapy Intelligence cloud. Attendees of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) annual conference in Chicago the end of this month. At the conference, the company behind the UnitiusTI platform, Mundo Pato, Inc., will be demonstrating the much-anticipated therapy program and its online management and reporting capabilities.
Automation is increasingly being adopted by autism and special needs therapy practices. At the ABAI annual conference in Chicago this month, a new Verbal Behavior Curriculum (VBC) will be unveiled on Mundo Pato, Inc.'s Unitus Therapy Intelligence (UnitusTI) cloud-based platform. The highly-anticipated curriculum was developed by Drs. Gladys Williams and Richard Laitiner.
Because autism and developmental disorder prevalence is growing at an alarming rate in the US and abroad, interest in impactful solutions is also growing. "Verbal behavior is a primary area of concern in these individuals," Dr. Laitinen explained in a recent interview, "and Verbal Behavior programming has been demonstrated empirically to be effective in remediating this barrier to typical functioning." The experts chose UnitusTI cloud, "because it gave us the opportunity to make our curriculum available on a platform that allows us to continually improve access to and ease of use of the curriculum," Dr. Williams added.
When B.F. Skinner published his book Verbal Behavior in 1957, the study of behavior as it relates to various verbal expression was theoretical and in its infancy. Verbal behavior instruction has since evolved to a robust and respected field validated by voluminous scientific study, including the highly respected research done by Drs. Williams and Laitinen. It is now widely recognized that a verbal behavior based approach to treatment of individuals with autism and developmental disorders is a primary method for achieving socially significant improvement in language as well as cognitive and social capacities. Mundo Pato, Inc. president, Ricardo Correa is "anticipating the new Verbal Behavior Curriculum for UnitusTI will amass a great deal of attention at the behavior analysis conference."
About Mundo Pato, Inc.: Mundo Pato is the provider of Unitus Therapy Intelligence, an Electronic Data Records system that delivers cloud-based curricula and materials. UnitusTI enhances HIPAA compliance for special needs professionals, public and private schools, organizations, treatment centers and independent consultants.
Darlis J. Smith
Mundo Pato, Inc.