AT4ASD Study Results
The REMLE Project: A Study Utilizing The iPad with Families of Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Teresa Vasquez-Terry, MBA, EdD
Trevecca Nazarene University Symposium 2013
This video is the symposium presentation of the research that was conducted using the iPad and applications from August 2010 – May 2012.
The purpose of The REMLE Project was to develop a best practices model for using the iPad as an assistive technology device with families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Implementation of a double-blind, randomized control trial during a six-week intervention utilizing the iPad was measured for effectiveness in empowerment, social validity, and response to intervention. Statistical analyses found the intervention to be significantly successful in treating the triad of impairments as well as empowering and socially valid. It is recommended, through analysis of the data, that iOS applications are evaluated to adhere to evidence-based practices and training be provided to families who plan to use the iPad to promote positive impacts on the triad of impairments.