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Hundreds of apps claim to benefit the autism community.
Which are the safest to buy?

At HandHold Adaptive, we do more than just release apps — We thoroughly study
our apps in U.S. schools and homes. World-class institutions have performed
independent research to make sure our apps function as intended when used
by those with autism and their caregivers.

This page describes our research projects, partners and publications.

 

 
 
 
 
Feasibility Study
(June 2010)

 

PARTNERS The Autism Center of Excellence at Southern Connecticut State University
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, SBIR Program


 
ScienceHouse US Department of Education
PUBLICATIONS

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Journal of Special Education Techonology

SYNOPSIS The iPrompts app was given to 29 teachers working with 88 students with autism (aged 5 to 16 years old) over a period of several weeks. Researchers observed teacher-student interactions and scored them using an Observation Rubric. Additionally, focus groups and other measures were used to collect data.

FINDINGS
  • 82% of observations identified a positive impact on student behavior with respect to both
        on-task behavior and attentiveness
  • In 87% of observations, students showed keen interest in the technology
  • 100% of teachers felt that iPrompts was not too difficult to set-up
  • 81% of teachers felt there was enough time to set-up iPrompts for use with students
  • Field Test
    (Fall 2012)

     

    PARTNERS The Child Study Center at Yale University
    U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, SBIR Program


     

    SYNOPSIS

    10 Speech Language Pathologists and 40 students with prosodic deficits used SpeechPrompts for several months. Results coming soon!


    iPrompts on Android Field Test
    (April 2012)

     

    PARTNERS The Autism Center of Excellence at Southern Connecticut State University
    U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, SBIR Program


     
    ScienceHouse
    SYNOPSIS

    28 teachers used iPrompts on Android for several months. Results coming soon!

    Daily Ratings
    of ASD Symptoms
    (January 2012)

     

    PARTNERS Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Autism Speaks

     
    Dr. Jeffrey Wood AutismSpeaks
    SYNOPSIS

    Using a modified version of AutismTrack, Dr. Wood serves as the lead investigator of an Autism Speaks-sponsored study titled “Daily Ratings of ASD Symptoms with Digital Media Devices: An Initial Validity Study”.

    The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Youth Top Problems (Weisz et al., 2011) approach adapted for ASD symptoms using digital media devices equipped with AutismTrack software for standardization of administration and consistency of rater response. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

    Field Test
    (January 2012)

     

    PARTNERS The Autism Center of Excellence at Southern Connecticut State University
    U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, SBIR Program


     
    ScienceHouse
    PUBLICATIONS

    Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children with Autism

     

    SYNOPSIS 31 teachers used iPrompts on Android for several months.

     

    Field Test
    (Winter 2009)

     

    SYNOPSIS

    Before the launch of iPrompts in May, 2009, HandHold Adaptive held a field trial to test the application. To see what iPrompts® Field Trial participants had to say after a two-week trial of the product, press the "play" button on the video below.

    Our group consisted of about a dozen people, including parents and therapists of children with varied ability levels (e.g., ASD, ADD/ADHD, Down's syndrome, Fragile X) and ages.

     

    HandHold Adaptive, LLC. U.S. Patent 8,296,686  Additional patents pending.  |  ABOUT US