Title

Influence of Prior Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Knowledge on Teachers’ Ability for Early ASD Diagnosis

Presenter Information

Samuel Holtmeier

Department

Business and Information Technology

Major

Information Science and Technology

Research Advisor

Lea, Bih-Ru

Advisor's Department

Business and Information Technology

Funding Source

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE); Eastman Chemical; Center for Enterprise Resource Planning; Software grants from SAP

Abstract

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a genetic disability that causes communication, personality and/or social interaction deficiencies. Autism affects one in six children in U.S. and has caused increased family expenses, stressed the current health care system, and created many society problems as well as expenses in the education system. The findings from my previous research suggest that earlier diagnosis and subsequent treatment play a significant roll in reducing the negative impacts of autism on society.
One of my other findings suggests that school age children need to be diagnosed sooner to provide the proper education. With a more tailored educational program, children with autism have a tendency to follow more normal development cycle. Teachers play a major role in early recognition of autism. Therefore, I will use different IT tools to develop prototypes for testing purposes.
The overall goal of this research is to help further the field of evidence based medicine specifically with Autism. The results from the proposed research will also create higher awareness on the amount of training and preparation teachers should receive to improve early detection of children with Autism. Another deliverable of the proposed research is a fully functional interactive visualization decision dashboard on autism data to help educators.

Biography

Samuel Holtmeier is a 2nd year Junior at Missouri S&T. Sam is from Washington, Missouri and has been on the Dean’s List every semester of his college career. He led an SAP ERP Simulation team to third place at Missouri S&T’s 2015 annual competition. He works in the Center for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in a few roles, from a grader to Research Assistant as well as an ERP Student Ambassador. Sam is an overall hardworking dedicated student and researcher.

Presentation Type

OURE Fellows Proposal Oral Applicant

Document Type

Presentation

Award

2016-2017 OURE Fellows recipient

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

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Influence of Prior Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Knowledge on Teachers’ Ability for Early ASD Diagnosis

Turner Room

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a genetic disability that causes communication, personality and/or social interaction deficiencies. Autism affects one in six children in U.S. and has caused increased family expenses, stressed the current health care system, and created many society problems as well as expenses in the education system. The findings from my previous research suggest that earlier diagnosis and subsequent treatment play a significant roll in reducing the negative impacts of autism on society.
One of my other findings suggests that school age children need to be diagnosed sooner to provide the proper education. With a more tailored educational program, children with autism have a tendency to follow more normal development cycle. Teachers play a major role in early recognition of autism. Therefore, I will use different IT tools to develop prototypes for testing purposes.
The overall goal of this research is to help further the field of evidence based medicine specifically with Autism. The results from the proposed research will also create higher awareness on the amount of training and preparation teachers should receive to improve early detection of children with Autism. Another deliverable of the proposed research is a fully functional interactive visualization decision dashboard on autism data to help educators.