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Technology-Aided Instruction and Innovation (TAII)

Technology- Aided Instruction and Innovation (TAII) involves instruction or interventions in which technology is the central feature supporting the acquisition of a goal for the learner.

Description

Technology-aided instruction and innovation (TAII) was previously called Computer-Aided Instruction and Speech Generating Devices in the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders 2009 report. Technology is defined as “any electronic item/equipment/application or virtual network that is used intentionally to increase/maintain and/or improve daily living, work/productivity, and recreation/leisure capabilities of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders” (Odom et al., 2013).

TAII are those in which technology is the central feature of an intervention that supports a goal or outcome for the learner. Technology is defined as “any electronic item/equipment/application or virtual network that is used intentionally to increase/maintain and/or improve daily living, work/productivity, and recreation/leisure capabilities of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders” (Odom et al., 2013). TAII incorporates a broad range of devices, such as speech-generating devices, smartphones, tablets, computed-assisted instructional programs, and virtual networks. The common features of these interventions are the technology itself (as noted) and instructional procedures for learning to use the technology or supporting its use in appropriate contexts (Odom, 2013). 

TAII meets evidence-based criteria with 9 group design and 11 single case design studies.  According to the evidence-based studies, this intervention has been effective for preschoolers (3–5 years) to young adults (19–22 years) with ASD. TAII can be used effectively to address social, communication, behavior, joint attention, cognitive, school-readiness, academic, motor, adaptive, and vocational skills.


Brief adapted from

Odom, S. L. (2013). Technology-aided instruction and intervention (TAII) fact sheet. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Research Summary

Ages (yrs) Skills Settings Outcome
3-22 Communication, behavior, joint attention, cognitive skills, school readiness, academic, motor, adaptive, vocational Home, school, community
The information found in the Research Summary table is updated yearly following a literature review of new research and this age range reflects information from this review.

Outcomes:     Evidence-based     Emerging     No evidence     Comprehensive

Steps for Implementation

 

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