During his 33 year career as an elementary school level teacher, Dr. Mike (as his students know him) had become acutely aware of the growing number of his students who possessed some level of autistic tendencies and more than likely had a form of autism in one degree or another. Growing frustrated with the state standards and district-provided curriculum, Dr. Mallee began to adapt the materials to fit the learning styles of his students with autism.
Dr. Mallee s research shows students with autism learn through the use of music and pictures. These students are visual learners who understand concepts when presented through extensive and exaggerated movements and repetition, a whole brain learning style. The results of his methods were so successful that other educators came to Dr. Mallee and requested he make copies of his materials and show them how to properly employ his methodologies.
With few comprehensive group learning curriculums for children with autism in the marketplace, the Method for Eager Learners (MEL) program will empower teachers and the parents of children with autism with a powerful and affordable way to successfully educate these children.