"Research to practice" is our mantra

Research firmly supports all of our products, from the assessment and intervention programs that are our foundation, to our online support tools for program implementation and game-based assessment and tutoring systems. Our goal is to develop effective programs that are used in the real world to make a difference in people’s lives.


Explore the ongoing and completed research grants that support our development of effective social learning products and efficient technologies for program implementation and online assessment.


Learn about our book, Social Skills Assessment Through Games: The New Best Practice, and our contributions to other texts.


See our regular contributions to scholarly journals in child psychology, developmental psychology, school psychology, and other fields, and to trade publications aimed at behavioral health professionals.


Our staff regularly present research findings and take part in panel discussions at national professional conferences, association meetings, and other venues. 



Research, Development, Testing

Informed by current research and best practices, our R&D process ensures our products are effective, usable, engaging, and easy to implement, and that they include helpful built-in support for putting programs into practice in several areas:


Our research has shown that the special social and emotional needs of individuals on the autism spectrum can be addressed, with interventions and game-based tools, to improve social functioning and increase confidence.


Our game-based platforms are thoroughly researched and tested, to provide engaging social learning experiences for users, and efficient, powerful, web-based implementation centers for data collection and tracking.


All of our implementation support and web-based training tools have been created through research and testing with program administrators based in schools, clinics and elsewhere.


3C Institute’s interventions reflect years of research on children’s peer relationships as well as clinical experience working with children and families.

Featured Research Projects

We rigorously test our programs for efficacy and effectiveness with their target users, allowing us to create the most powerful, user-friendly, attractive and engaging products possible. If you are interested in helping us test our products, visit our recruitment page.