|TITLE:||EFFECTS OF VISUAL PICTURES ON COMPLETING A TASK INDEPENDENTLY FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||BURKE, CYNTHIA|
File Created: February 28, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: September 4, 2012
Current Status: Expedited Approval Granted
Action Date: September 4, 2012
Approval Expiration Date: September 4, 2013
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research is to show the effects of visual pictures on completing a task independently for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study will show if visual pictures improve or lower the chances of completing a task independently for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This study will add more proven research information about visual pictures for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The goal of this study is to show the importance of visual pictures for students with Autism, when completing a task independently.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYParticipants will be given the same task to complete independently for 10 days at a time. The first five days, the participants will complete the task with verbal instruction only. It will then be record how many days out of 5, they were able to complete the task independently. The next five days, the students will complete the task with verbal instruction and with visual pictures. It will then be recorded how many days out of 5, they were able to complete the task independently. There will be a totally of 5 tasks to complete.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis study has minimal risk to participants. There is no discomfort or stress foreseen.
SUBJECT SELECTIONThere will be four male students used during this study. The students will be primary level students, all attending the same school district.
CONFIDENTIALITYParticipants will be asked to sign an informed consent. Informed consents will be kept in a sercure location to keep all records and informatino confidential.Participants will be assigned a subject letter. It will ensure that all data and results will remain anonymous.
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