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Title: iPrompt to Improve Teaching of Students with ASD
Center: NCSER Year: 2010
Principal Investigator: Tedesco, Robert Awardee: HandHold Adaptive, LLC
Program: Small Business Innovation Research in Special Education      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 months Award Amount: $99,735
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES10P0109

This project team developed a prototype of the iPrompt product, which is intended to provide teachers an unobtrusive and flexible strategy to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The main features of the iPrompt will be Video Modeling and Community Media Libraries, a teacher's professional development manual, and video modules to support teacher use of the software. Tools will include picture schedules, visual countdown timers, and choice prompts designed to help teachers set expectations, ease transitions between activities, increase students' attention to tasks, and develop social skills. Phase I research in eight special education classrooms demonstrated the technological feasibility of the prototype and that students and teachers were motivated to use the intervention.

Related IES Projects: In 2011, this project received a Phase II award for the full-scale development and additional research of iPrompt. Please click here for more information.