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Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S110048
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S110048
Award Amount: $499,599.00
 

Abstract:

This project builds upon on previous work on a theory-based tool that assesses and trains children with autism spectrum disorders social information processing (SIP) skills. This system, the virtual environment for social information processing (VESIP), is a significant improvement over existing measures of social skill in several ways: (1) its standardized, computer-delivered form reduces training requirements and scoring time and increases comparability across populations; (2) its theory-based assessment is designed to pinpoint specific deficits in the SIP process for later individualized intervention; and (3) its immersive, easily-customizable, game-like interface is engaging, leading to greater ecological validity and a more accurate assessment of real-world skills.

Principal Investigator:

Jacob Crossman
(734) 887-7613
info@soartech.com.
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No