Dr. Glen Sallows & Tamlynn Graupner’s (founders of WEAP and EAP) 4-year long research paper was published in the November 2005 issue of the American Journal of Mental Retardation.
Below is a summary of the following research:
- There is a significant average increase of 25 IQ points within the period of one year
- There is a high percentage of over 70% of children in the research who learned to speak
- Almost 50% of the children move into the average range on measures of adaptive skills and teacher’s rating of social skills:
- These children show increases in IQ from an average of 55 at the beginning of treatment to 104 after 3-4 years of treatment
- Their academic skills increase to the average range
- They are able to succeed in regular classes without support
- Most importantly, they have friends
- Many important skills are gained by those children who did not achieve IQ scores in the average range. Important skills gained are:
- Cognitive skills increased from 16 to 44 months
- Adaptive skills increased from 16 to 37 months
- Language skills increased from less than 12 months to 27 months
- Social skills increased from 10 to 31 months
- At the end of the study, these children were continuing to gain skills at a rate of 3 to 4 months per year in expressive language and social skills.
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