|[September 09, 2013]
Los Angeles Unified School District to Implement Social and Emotional Learning Program from The Social Express™
ENCINITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Social Express, a web-based program for students struggling with
Autism Spectrum (News - Alert) Disorders, ADHD, and other social learning challenges,
has been selected by the Los
Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to support social and
emotional learning in classrooms across the district. With more than
650,000 K-12 students in nearly 1,000 facilities district-wide, LAUSD is
the second largest school district in the nation.
behavioral research and evidence-based social learning practices,
the lessons in The Social Express use "Hollywood quality" animation to
model the social skills integral to relationshipbuilding as well as
career and life success. The animated
webisodes target 14 different skills and multi-tiered user levels,
and are supported by quizzes, worksheets, and offline activities. In
addition, students have access to a private social network, The
Clubhouse, which serves as an extension of the lessons where students
can practice their skills and make friends in a safe environment.
"The Social Express offers a comprehensive curriculum and guide
containing the very foundations of social and emotional skills that we
are required to teach," said Amy Nguyen, special education specialist
for LAUSD. "It is easy for teachers to use, and fun for the students."
Through a robust student management system called "Central
Station," The Social Express allows teachers and professionals to
manage individual student and group use of the program, track usage and
progress, run reports, and even export data for IEP reporting
compliance. Activities in The Social Express adhere to the California
State Board of Education Content Standards and the Common Core State
"Research shows quite clearly that children with social learning
challenges have a much harder time succeeding at school and in the
workplace. Despite this, the unfortunate reality is that far too few
schools provide support in this area," said Marc Zimmerman, founder and
CEO of The Social Express. "We applaud LAUSD officials for acknowledging
the need to provide social skills instruction to its challenged learners
and helping them develop the skills necessary for life-long success."
About The Social Express
Launched in 2011, The Social Express is an interactive program that
supports social and emotional learning for students struggling with
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, and other social learning
challenges. Available to schools, professionals, and parents, the
award-winning online program teaches users how to think about and manage
social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social
relationships and succeed in life.
For more information, visit http://www.TheSocialExpress.com.
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