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The ICONz® Program: Improving Teacher Response to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD)
Dr. Russell R. Johnson, PhD, NCSP - University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare
Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust
Now accepting students in Fox Chapel and Upper St. Clair School Districts for Fall 2015 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.