|Title:||A Comprehensive Tool Supporting Social and Emotional Learning Instruction for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder|
|Principal Investigator:||Childress, Debra||Awardee:||3-C Institute for Social Development|
|Program:||Small Business Innovation Research [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||6 months (5/1/2015-10/31/2015)||Award Amount:||$149,997|
|Type:||Phase I Development||Award Number:||EDIES15C0009|
This project team is developing and testing a prototype of the Ivymount Social Readiness System, a mobile app designed for practitioners to assess the social and emotional strengths and deficits of kindergarten through Grade 6 students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (HF-ASD). The prototype app will include an assessment rubric and professional development resources to facilitate implementation. In the Phase I pilot study, 30 teachers who work with students with HF-ASD will use the prototype over a 4-week period. The researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned and teacher attitudes about integrating the technology into standard practice.