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I-Connect: Web-based Solutions to Self-management and Support Connections for High School Students with Learning or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Wills,H.

10/01/10-09/30/13

USDE - Office of Special Education Programs

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Purpose: The goal of this project is to develop a web-based solution to self-management, as well as support connections for high school students with learning disabilities or an emotional behavioral disability (mild/moderate). The idea is for these students to use self-management forms to monitor both academic productivity and behavioral performance, resulting in increased connectivity, accountability, and sharing of data with those that support them.

Method: Activities of this project include: (a) integrating two evidence-based strategies ("Check & Connect" and "Self-management") in a web-based solution to capitalize on an improved use of data in a Response-to-Intervention model; (b) combining new technology with existing materials and methodologies; and (c) conducting usability tests and a field trial until a fully-operating system is launched.

 


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  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in the use of the intervention, among other activities. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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