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Project Title

Project Title

Dynamic E-Learning to Improve Postsecondary Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with High Functioning Autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Childress, Debra

Description

Description

This project will develop a self-paced, adaptive resilience education intervention designed specifically to meet the learning styles and social-emotional needs of students with HF-ASD. The researchers will create a wireframe prototype through testing and feedback with students with HF-ASD. Following this prototype development, the researchers will script instructional content, interactive exercises, graphics and video elements, scoring algorithms for measuring progress. These components will then be integrated within the overall system. Iterative refinements will be conducted at major production milestones until the product is fully functional. Once development is complete, the researchers will assess the usability and feasibility, fidelity of implementation, and the promise of the product to improve student outcomes. The team will conduct a randomized controlled study including 100 students with HF-ASD recruited from an estimated 50 high schools. For the study, schools will randomly assign half of the students to either use the intervention or not. Students will complete a pre- and post-test on measures assessing knowledge and understanding of possible domains following high school, coping and self-advocacy skills, and enhanced self-efficacy. Qualitative data will also be collected from teachers via questionnaires.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2013-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

Dynamic E-Learning to Improve Postsecondary Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with High Functioning Autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

3-C Institute for Social Development

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

EDIES13C0026

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Dynamic E-Learning to Improve Postsecondary Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with High Functioning Autism | 0 | 2014 | EDIES13C0026
Dynamic E-Learning to Improve Postsecondary Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with High Functioning Autism | 150000 | 2013 | contract

 
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