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Multimedia Writing Strategy Instruction for LD Students

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66187
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD043618
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EDGE ENTERPRISES, INC.
708 W. 9TH STREET, #107 LAWRENCE, KS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Multimedia Writing Strategy Instruction for LD Students
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD043618-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this Phase I project is to test the feasibility of using an interactive multimedia format for instructing students with learning disabilities in writing strategies. To evaluate the feasibility of this type of instruction, an instructional program for teaching four punctuation rules and the strategies associated with those rules will be designed and translated into an interactive computerized program. Each segment of the program will focus on one punctuation rule and its associated strategy and will include description, demonstration, practice activities, and feedback. The evaluation will focus on (a) usability of the program, (b) student knowledge of the rules and strategies, (c) student use of the strategies to detect errors in others' writing and in their own writing, (d) instructional time required, and (e) social validity of the medium. A multiple-baseline across-students design will be utilized to determine the effects of the instructional program on student knowledge and performance of the writing strategies.

Principal Investigator:

Jean B. Schumaker
7857491473
SVERNON2@ALLTEL.NET

Business Contact:

S. Vernon
7857491473
SVERNON2@ALLTEL.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

EDGE ENTERPRISES, INC.
708 W. 9TH STREET, #107 LAWRENCE, KS 66044

EIN/Tax ID: 481067941
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No