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COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION OF DYSLEXIA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1459
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1459
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MEEKS ASSOCIATES, INC.
MEEKS ASSOCIATES, INC. 145 LINCOLN RD, STE 204 LINCOLN, MA 01773 3840
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION OF DYSLEXIA
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM FOR THE EARLY DETECTION AND REMEDIATION OF DYSLEXIA. THIS SYSTEM WOULD INCORPORATE ANIMATED COLOR GRAPHICS, DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING, AND A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY. A CHILD USING THIS SYSTEM WOULD RECEIVE RECORDED VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS WHILE WATCHING A VIDEO DISPLAY AND WOULD RESPOND BY TOUCHING VARIOUS IMAGES ON THE SCREEN. IN PHASE I WE WOULD ASSEMBLE A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM, PROGRAM THE OPERATING SOFTWARE, AND PREPARE A SIMPLE DEMONSTRATION PROCEDURE TO TEST THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE SYSTEM BY CHILDREN. IN PHASE II WE WOULD DEVELOP A SERIES OF TEST PROGRAMS FOR DIAGNOSING DYSLEXIA AND PROVIDING REMEDIATION. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TEST PROGRAMS WOULD BE EVALUATED IN PHASE II BY DIRECT COMPARISON WITH THE METHODS PRESENTLY USED AT THE CORTICAL FUNCTION LABORATORY, MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, AND THE CARROLL SCHOOL FOR DYSLEXIO CHILDREN IN LINCOLN MA. IF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR COMPUTER TECHNIQUES COULD BE DEMONSTRATED, WE WOULD PROCEED TO DEVELOP AN ENTERPRISE TO DELIVER THESE SERVICES ON A LARGE SCALE.

Principal Investigator:

M.l. Meeks
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Meeks Associates Inc.
12 Stonehedge Road Lincoln, MA 01773

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