Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
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The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

This project investigated teacher usage of the Kellar Instructional Handheld Data (KIHd) System in a metropolitan school where discrete trial teaching was employed with students on the Autism spectrum. A mixed methodology was implemented for a two year period to ascertain information in three main areas: data driven decisions, teacher planning, and technology adoption. The first component tested the effectiveness of how teachers were making data driven decision and, given different parameters, determined if those decisions remained constant. The second component looked at teacher use of planning and provided insight to other activities that were previously prohibited due to a lack of time. The third component evaluated teachers' perceptions about a one touch data collection system in regard to technology adoption. The study was an USDOE Steppingstones of Technology Grant.

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