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Title: A Comprehensive Tool Supporting Social and Emotional Learning Instruction for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Center: NCER Year: 2015
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.