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Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery

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Teach your child new skills with Camp Discovery! Developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Camp Discovery houses a growing suite of learning games that appeal to children and are approved by parents, teachers and professionals. Based on CARD’s renowned curriculum, Camp Discovery creates fun learning opportunities for children with autism. Camp Discovery is an excellent learning tool for children ages 2 and up.


The teaching procedures used in Camp Discovery were designed by experts in the field of autism and are grounded on evidence-based behavioral principles, including reinforcement and prompting. For correct responses, players receive both visual and auditory reinforcement to keep them motivated and engaged. If a player responds incorrectly, our unique prompting system guides the player to answer correctly. Although Camp Discovery was designed for children with autism, all children can benefit from the carefully developed teaching procedures.


Many unique features set Camp Discovery apart from other children’s learning apps.

-Every Learning Trial Begins with a Preference Assessment
Rewards for correct responses are personalized for each player based on the results of the preference assessment. Keeping with best teaching practices, the preference assessment is administered regularly to keep the game reinforcing as each player is unique and his or her preferences will change.

-Fun Mini Games Motivate Learning
Mini games serve as both a break from learning and an exciting reward for completing rounds.

-Track Your Child’s Progress
Camp Discovery allows you to track your child’s progress across games and generates graphs to show you how much your child is learning.

-Parents Are in Control
Multiple settings can be manipulated by parents in order to personalize the player’s learning experience.


Camp Discovery was developed for the iPad, and the interface was designed for easy use by the player. The games are voice narrated, and responses require dragging and dropping or touching flashcards to be successful.

Want a closer look at Camp Discovery's features and functionality? Check out our video!


CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using the principles of applied behavior analysis, which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General.


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