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Project Title

Project Title

Technology support for interactive and collaborative visual schedules

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Hayes, Gillian

Description

Description

Visual schedules can improve the ability for individuals with autism to understand, structure, and predict activities. Dr. Hayes aims to produce affordable and effective solutions for computer-based interactive, collaborative, ubiquitous, and intelligent visual schedule systems. Dr. Hayes' lab will develop interactive, sensing, and communications technologies that can be used both in schools and in homes and that can support the user in dealing with the unexpected events in daily real-world life. They will leverage existing classroom and home practices, as well as technologies previously shown to support collaboration and interaction in special education and autism-specific classrooms, including technologies previously co-developed by Dr. Hayes with the help of prior Innovative Technology for Autism Initiative support.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2010

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. 4SG. Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include: o Projects examining service-provision models that enhance access to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports in both classroom and adult service-provision settings, such as residential service-provision and the impact of such access on quality of life, communication, and behavior; o Studies of novel treatment approaches that facilitate communication skills in individuals who are nonverbal, including the components of effective AAC approaches for specific subpopulations of people with ASD; and o Studies assessing access and use of AAC for children and adults with ASD who have limited or partially limited speech and the impact on functional outcomes and quality of life. IACC Recommended Budget: $3,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Technology support for interactive and collaborative visual schedules (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, Irvine

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

2408

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Technology support for interactive and collaborative visual schedules | 36032 | 2009 | 2408
Technology support for interactive and collaborative visual schedules | 42000 | 2008 | 2408

 
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