(January 25, 2013 – Winooski, VT) Laureate Learning Systems, a leading publisher of special needs software, recently released a research-based program called Language for Theory of Mind™ 1: Understanding Others’ Perceptions, Wants, & Needs. This all-new program was developed with the support of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Theory of Mind (ToM) involves the recognition that other people have perceptions, desires, knowledge, thoughts, and beliefs which influence their behavior. Deficits in ToM are pervasive in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are also...

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