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Go Talk Phonics: Phonics for Individuals with Disabilities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
edies11c0027
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Attainment Company Inc.
PO Box 930160 Verona, WI 53593
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Go Talk Phonics: Phonics for Individuals with Disabilities
Agency: ED
Contract: edies11c0027
Award Amount: $149,806.00
 

Abstract:

Purpose: Prior research demonstrates that younger students who are low- or non-verbal often have difficulty independently practicing skills that provide a foundation for early literacy. The proposed product will provide support to students who are low- or non-verbal to independently practice phonics skills associated with early literacy success. Project Activities: The design team will create an instructional phonics curriculum starting with hard consonants and short vowels. To develop the technology, an application (app) will be prototyped. Following this development, a writer and graphic artist will author several short books as supplemental reading to complement the words being taught in the phonics curriculum. Finally, teacher professional development materials will be developed. To assess implementation feasibility, the usability of the technology, and the promise of the product to support student literacy, 10 special education teachers with five students per class will use the product to supplement normal instruction over a 12-week period. The study will measure students' word learning, comprehension, and the overall accessibility and integration within existing practices

Principal Investigator:

Carol Stranger
cstanger@attainmentcompany.com

Business Contact:

Carol Stranger
cstanger@attainmentcompany.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Attainment Company, Inc.
PO Box 930160 Verona, WI 53593-

EIN/Tax ID: 391365288
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No