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The ICONz® Program : Improving Teacher Response to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD)
Now accepting students in Fox Chapel and Butler School Districts for Fall 2014 Semester
The ICONz® research program consists of social concept cues which are used along with the ICONz® curriculum. The ICONz® social concept cues present specialized visual cues designed to help individuals learn, remember, and apply basic social skills. There are nine symbols that serve as a powerful visual language to activate social behaviors learned from the accompanying ICONz® curriculum. Each ICONz® image represents a social skill necessary for controlling behavor and communication with others. Groups consist of 8-10 individuals of middle or high school age. Each group will proceed through the curriculum, totaling 24 lessons.
Parents also receive ICONz® training, have monthly ICONz® club meetings, and provide feedback. This project will provide objective evidence about the effectiveness of the ICONz® Curriculum in improving teacher effectiveness with students with ASD and enhancing the students; capabilities and potential in the classroom.