The objective of this study is to assess the stress level and engagement of students subjected to different forms of training. The subjects will include students and trainees with learning and/or developmental disabilities in addition to neurotypical students. The training will be delivered in multiple forms: pre-recorded single viewer, prerecorded with additional participants, pre-scripted live one-on-one and/or pre-scripted live with additional participants. We aim to determine which training is least stressful and most engaging for students and if differences exist based on a specific disability with a focus on students with autism spectrum disorder.
What are the goals of the study?
The objective of this study is to assess the stress level and engagement of students subjected to different forms of training.
What will happen during the visit or online?
The subjects will be fitted with a Shimmer Glove on their hand and will wear TobiiPro glasses for eye tracking or an eye tracking bar will be used. Each subject will be asked to submit a salivary sample before each training and directly after each training. They will be asked to complete 3 trainings over 4 visits. The Neurodivergent will attend an acclimation session in which no training is offered.
How will this help families?
This could help them learn which teaching method (in-person, prerecorded video or zoom) is best for their loved one. Which will help them to be stronger advocates.