Project Detail
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Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) logo

Developing a 3D-based virtual learning environment for use in schools to enhance the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder  

This project involves the development of an intervention to promote social skills. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $492,790.00
Current Award Period 2009-2012
Project Number R324A090197
Principal Investigator Laffey, James
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Technology-Based Interventions and Supports
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Missouri
State/Country Missouri
Web Link 1 Developing a 3D-based virtual learning environment for use in schools to enhance the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Developing a 3D-based virtual learning environment for use in schools to enhance the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder | $492,790.00 | 2009 | R324A090197