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An interactive social tutoring system to improve and measure social goals for students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders  

This project develops and evaluates a software program using innovative interactive technology specifically designed to provide social skills training to kindergarten through 2nd grade students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The program provides teachers with a means to track and document students' progress towards social goals and is accompanied by professional development tools for teachers. The Interactive Social Tutoring System: (1) targets social skills that are particularly affected in students with ASD, (2) may be applied at the individual student level, (3) provides self-paced learning with individualized adaptation and progression, (4) utilizes instructional software for interactive social tutoring, (5) provides performance tracking and student progress reporting, (6) provides teachers with on-going access to professional development and implementation support tools, and (7) is based on rigorous, experimental research establishing its benefits. Project Status
NEW

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $74,995.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number H133S100053
Principal Investigator Orenstein Davis, Naomi
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 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution 3-C Institute for Social Development
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 An interactive social tutoring system to improve and measure social goals for students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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