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Integration, Processing, Retrieval and Organizing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76034
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD047098
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Araha, Inc.
Araha, Inc. 4041 Forest Park Ave Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Integration, Processing, Retrieval and Organizing
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41HD047098-01A1
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop a new software program that will improve the management of digital information from a variety of sources for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a postsecondary academic settings. The software to be developed in this project is designed to assist individuals in locating, understanding, and assimilating information by fully exploiting its availability in a digital medium. The software user will trade in his highlighters, sticky notes, and index cards for an intuitive software information management tool that will support optimum learning for students challenged by LD or ADHD deficits. During Phase I of the project four prototype software modules will be developed, and two types of product evaluation will be conducted. First, postsecondary students with diagnosed LD and/or ADHD will be recruited to interact with the prototype modules to assess the usability of the software. During initial usability studies these students will identify adaptations that need to be made to create a product that will be usable and intuitive for students in the target population. Second, the software's utility will be evaluated as another group of students work with the prototype model, providing data that will help determine the software's effectiveness in supporting identified information processing deficits encountered in the following critical academic tasks: 1. Reading for Understanding 2. Writing Academic Papers 3. Studying for Examinations 4. Developing Classroom Presentations

Principal Investigator:

Otho R. Plummer
5738643206
PLUMMERB@ARAHA.COM

Business Contact:

Otho Plummer
5738643206
PLUMMERB@ARAHA.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Araha, Inc.
Araha, Inc. 4041 Forest Park Ave Saint Louis, MO 63108

EIN/Tax ID: 431901926
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
UNIVERSITY HALL
COLUMBIA, MO 65211
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university