|TITLE:||A CASE STUDY ON IPADS AND AUTISM: EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF USING AN IPAD ON ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM.|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||FOX, PENNI|
File Created: October 9, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: October 9, 2012
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
ABSTRACTI would like to submit this research as exempt because it meets the standards for exemption. Here is an abstract of the research proposal. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The purpose of this case study is to analyze the impact of using a tablet device such as an iPad on math performance for a 3rd grade student with an autism spectrum disorder. This study will examine how an iPad, in addition to regular classroom instruction, impacts the mathematical abilities of the individual with high functioning autism. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY The individual selected for the case study has a current Individual Education Program (IEP) as well as both educational and medical diagnoses of High Functioning Autism. On a daily basis he receives specialized instruction by a special education teacher in the areas of Math and Communication Arts. Data will be gathered from standardized testing scores and observations, records, and surveys from teachers. The information will be analyzed using a case study research format. Data from both before and after the use of the iPad in addition to classroom instruction will inform the study. ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITS There are no anticipated risks. Benefits may include increased comprehension of Mathematics for the student with High Functioning Autism as well as increased awareness of effective teaching methods and best practices for both general education and special education teachers using iPads in the classroom. SUBJECT SELECTION Participation is voluntary. The case study subject will be a 9 year old male 3rd grade special education student with high-functioning autism in a public school district in rural Northwest Missouri. CONFIDENTIALITY Parents and participants will be asked to provide informed consent. To ensure anonymity, the student will be assigned a pseudonym. Informed consent documents and names of the participants will be kept in a secure location to keep records of participation confidential.
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