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Company Information:

Company Name: PRAXIS, INC.
City: BELMONT
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,420,099.00 13
SBIR Phase II $6,553,811.00 9
STTR Phase I $2,821,394.00 14
STTR Phase II $9,577,107.00 11

Award List:

BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING MATCHING SKILLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Serna
Award Amount: $99,571.00
Abstract:
Not Available In order to operate outside military ranges, UAVs need a means of achieving see and avoid at least equivalent to that achieved in manned aircraft. In this project, we propose to take low-cost visual image processing devices currently being developed by Mercedes-Benz as collision… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Curtis K. Deutsch
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Behavioral Technology for Teaching Matching Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $426,206.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase II project to complete development and evaluation of a computer-based product, StartMatching!, which is intended primarily for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual… More

Behavioral Technology for Teaching Matching Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase II project to complete development and evaluation of a computer-based product, StartMatching!, which is intended primarily for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual… More

Icon Teacher: Stimulus Control Shaping Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: E K SHRIVER CENTER
Principal Investigator: William J. Mcilvane
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We request Phase I funding to support development of a prototype product, Icon Teacher, that is intended for certain children who require augmentative/ alternative communication (AAC) intervention. In AAC systems, children who… More

BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY FOR INSTRUCTIONAL READINESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL CENTER
Principal Investigator: William V. Dube
Award Amount: $99,553.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This application seeks support for an STTR Phase I project to develop and study a computer software product for computer-managed evaluation and instruction with children who have severe mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The product is primarily… More

SEQUENCE TEACHER: BEHAVIORAL TEACHING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harry A. Mackay
Award Amount: $99,865.00
Abstract:
The SBIR application seeks support to develop and study a computer- based product attended primary for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The product addresses a critical skill repertoire involving the production of stimulus sequences. Sequence… More

Sequence Teacher: Behavioral Teaching Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harry A. Mackay
Award Amount: $745,263.00
Abstract:
The SBIR application seeks support to develop and study a computer- based product attended primary for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The product addresses a critical skill repertoire involving the production of stimulus sequences. Sequence… More

Praxis Fixed-Trials Session Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase I project to develop and study a menu-driven computer-based data collection and evaluation system that can be used for a variety of fixed-trial data applications in education, research, and related fields. We… More

Praxis Fixed-Trials Session Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $761,974.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase II project to complete development and evaluation of the Praxis Fixed-Trials Session Manager, a menu-driven computer-based data collection and evaluation system that can be used for a variety of fixed-trial data… More

Monetary Equivalence Readiness Instructional Technology1

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joanne B. Kledaras
Award Amount: $104,314.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the majority of persons with intellectual disabilities now living in the community instead of institutions, functional use of money has become a particularly important and challenging special education priority. Lacking functional money skills, one cannot… More

PAVE: Praxis Accelerative Vocabulary Expander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $143,838.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Throughout its history, the United States has been the great melting pot, attracting immigrants from all over the world. Particularly recently, public schools have been challenged to provide English-as-a-Second- Language (ESL) instruction to an ever more complex… More

Behavioral Technology--Teaching Task Sequencing Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $106,328.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase I project to develop and study a computer-based product intended primarily for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The product addresses essential skills critical… More

Educating Parents: Behavioral Intervention in Autism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SYSTEM
Principal Investigator: Richard K. Fleming
Award Amount: $104,390.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term objective of this project is to develop a six-module computer-based course to educate parents of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the nature, purpose and procedures of behavioral intervention (BI). BI is a consensus "best… More

Early Intervention On Line

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS MED SCH WORCESTER
Principal Investigator: Charles D. Hamad
Award Amount: $116,060.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Federal and state laws require that young children with disabilities or who are at risk for developing disabilities be provided with Early Intervention services according to their developmental needs. But currently, there is a critical shortage of skilled EI… More

PAVE: Praxis Accelerative Vocabulary Expander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $870,496.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Throughout its history, the United States has been the great melting pot, attracting immigrants from all over the world. Particularly recently, public schools have been challenged to provide English-as-a-Second- Language (ESL) instruction to an ever more complex… More

PictureReader: Behavioral Technology for Teaching Task

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Mahon
Award Amount: $815,892.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase II project to complete development and evaluation of Picture Reader, a computer-based product intended primarily for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The… More

Sequence Teacher: Spelling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harry A. Mackay
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase I project to develop and study a computer-based product, SequenceTeacher: Spelling, intended primarily for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The product… More

Sequence Teacher: Spelling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harry A. Mackay
Award Amount: $827,902.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application seeks support for an SBIR Phase I project to develop and study a computer-based product, SequenceTeacher: Spelling, intended primarily for teaching children with mental retardation, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. The product… More

Monetary Equivalence: Relational Instructional Track

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joanne B. Kledaras
Award Amount: $161,731.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Now that most persons with intellectual disabilities live in the community instead of in institutions, functional use of money has become an important special education priority. Lacking money skills, one does not have the means to purchase necessary goods and… More

Behavioral Intervention in Autism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL
Principal Investigator: Charles Hamad
Award Amount: $104,208.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological disorder that typically appears before the age of 3 and immediately and profoundly affects a young child's ability to communicate, develop language, form social relationships and respond appropriately to… More

Monetary Equivalence: Readiness Instructional Track (Phase II)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joanne B. Kledaras
Award Amount: $599,672.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the majority of persons with intellectual disabilities now living in the community instead of institutions, functional use of money has become a particularly important and challenging special education priority. To address this challenge, Praxis, Inc. has… More

Monetary Equivalence: Relational Instructional Track

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joanne B. Kledaras
Award Amount: $760,740.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Now that most persons with intellectual disabilities live in the community instead of in institutions, functional use of money has become an important special education priority. Lacking money skills, one does not have the means to purchase necessary goods and… More

Root Cause Analysis in Developmental Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven D. Staugaitis
Award Amount: $104,410.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project is designed to fill an extremely important yet unmet need by developing an alternative training mechanism that has the potential for reaching all personnel responsible for risk management and qualit y improvement in programs that provide… More

Praxis Behavioral Observation Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator: William V. Dube
Award Amount: $737,839.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Special educators and clinical professionals who serve individuals with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation or autism routinely rely on behavioral observation for critical information. This STTR applic ation seeks funds to support the… More

TESTS OF ATTENTION AND MEMORY IN INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL LIMITATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator: William J. Mcilvane
Award Amount: $1,032,706.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Clinicians and investigators alike rely on tests of attention and memory in a host of fields--among them psychology, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, gerontology, and epidemiology. Yet 1 segment of the population has been passed by in these assessment efforts:… More

Interactive Craniofacial Normative Database (Phase II)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS ME
Principal Investigator: Curtis K. Deutsch
Award Amount: $744,642.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over the last two decades, craniofacial anthropometry has found increasing application in clinical genetics and oral maxillofacial and reconstructive plastic surgery. Quantitative measurements have rendered the diagnosi s of dysmorphic features both objective and… More

Functional Money Skills Readiness Training: Teaching Relative Values

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $150,052.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Fast-track application addresses the problem of teaching children with autism and related intellectual disabilities to discriminate among items of relatively greater or lesser symbolic value. The context for instru ction is an evolving suite of… More

Developmental Disabilites Early Intervention Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $757,465.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Federal and state laws require that young children with disabilities or who are at risk for developing disabilities be provided with Early Intervention services according to their developmental needs. But currently ther e is a critical shortage of skilled EI… More

Behavioral Intervention in Autism: Practitioner Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS MED SCH WORCESTER
Principal Investigator: Charles Hamad
Award Amount: $1,045,220.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological disorder that typically appears before the age of three and immediately and profoundly affects a young child's ability to communicate, develop language, form soci al relationships and respond appropriately… More

Functional Money Skills Readiness Training: Teaching Relative Values

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joanne B. Kledaras
Award Amount: $745,666.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Fast-track application addresses the problem of teaching children with autism and related intellectual disabilities to discriminate among items of relatively greater or lesser symbolic value. The context for instru ction is an evolving suite of… More

Risk Management in Developmental Disabilites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: Univ Of Massachusetts Med Sch Worcester
Principal Investigator: Steven Staugaitis – 508-856-7792
Award Amount: $251,919.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project is designed to fill an extremely important yet unmet need by developing an alternative training mechanism that has the potential for reaching all personnel responsible for risk management and quality improvement in programs that provide… More

Emergency Operations Plans for Individuals with Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL - SHRIVER CENTER
Principal Investigator: Charles Hamad – 781-642-0048
Award Amount: $260,855.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project is designed to fill an important yet unmet need by developing an online training program that has the potential for reaching all emergency managers, responders and students in the field of emergencypreparedness with a specific focus on… More

Developmental Disabilities Dentistry Online

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL-SHRIVER CENTER
Principal Investigator: Richard K. Fleming – 781-642-0023
Award Amount: $1,192,970.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have more untreated caries and a higher prevalence of gingivitis and other periodontal diseases than the general population (NIDCR, 2009). In order to address this health care disparity, more… More

Risk Management in Developmental Disabilites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL CENTER
Principal Investigator: Steven Staugaitis – (508) 856-7792
Award Amount: $1,304,624.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project is designed to fill an extremely important yet unmet need by developing an alternative training mechanism that has the potential for reaching all personnel responsible for risk management and quality improvement in programs that provide… More

Instructional Technology: A Picture-aided Communication Systems Manager (PACSMan)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
Principal Investigator: William J. Mcilvane – 781-642-0153
Award Amount: $838,278.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This fast-track application requests support to develop and field test software for functional communication training for children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Aimed principally at behavior therapists, special educators, and… More

Developmental Disabilities Dentistry Online

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL-SHRIVER CENTER
Principal Investigator: Richard K. Fleming – 617-287-5569
Award Amount: $905,264.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have more untreated caries and a higher prevalence of gingivitis and other periodontal diseases than the general population (NIDCR, 2009). In order to address this health care disparity, more… More

Approach-specific, multi-GPU, multi-tool, high-realism neurosurgery simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joanne B. Kledaras – 781-392-2157
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We request Phase 1 SBIR funding to develop Set2Read-AK (Alphabet Knowledge), the first component of a larger effort to develop evidence-based, broadly distributable solutions to a widely acknowledged challenge - establishing reading readiness in children with… More