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Portable guidance in autism spectrum disorder  

SymTrend, Inc. and Division TEACCH at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will test a Portable Visual Guidance System (PVGS) that connects a PDA user to the Internet, and via the Internet to a support team. The PVGS will be used by teens with Asperger syndrome and High Functioning Autism (AS/HFA) to improve their 1) school social pragmatics, 2) feelings management, and 3) assignment management. In this application, the PVGS becomes a portable and distributed curriculum that enables prompting, self- monitoring, feedback, data collection, progress charting, goal settings, problem detection, and remediation, and intervention evaluation.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $503,554.00
Project Number R42MH075162-02A1
Principal Investigator Mesibov, Gary
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Symtrend, Inc.
State/Country Massachusetts
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History/Related Projects Portable guidance in autism spectrum disorder | $282,025.00 | 2009 | 5R42MH075162-03