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  1. A Game-Based Intervention to Promote Executive Function and Reasoning in Early Learning

    SBC: KIKO LABS INC.            Topic: EDIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: http://youtu.be/P74Z5oNAo4c Purpose: This project will develop and test Kiko's Thinking Time, a series of game apps designed to strengthen children's cognitive skills related to executive functioning and reasoning. A principle objective of preschool is to prepare children for later success in school. Most programs focus on activities to support childr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Education
  2. Enhancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Speed and Accuracy

    SBC: Speak Agent, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: http://youtu.be/0FtoN0AX6PE Purpose: This project team will develop and test an app, Speak Agent AAC, intended to increase communication rates and provide individualized supports to students with speech disabilities who use assistive technology to communicate. Among school-aged children with speech communication disabilities, students with Autism Spec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Education
  3. Tutoring With The Lightning Squad: Integrating Technology, Peers, and Home for Reading Success

    SBC: SIRIUS THINKING LTD            Topic: ed15c0026

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-wxSuE2Tcc Purpose: This project team will develop and test a multimedia platform, The Lightning Squad, designed to guide teachers in providing tutoring sessions to small groups of struggling readers. Grade 3 students who read below grade level are more likely to drop out of high school than peers who read at grade lev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Education
  4. Interactive Exploration of Real World Math

    SBC: MATHALICIOUS, LLC            Topic: EDIES15R0006

    In prior research and development, the team developed the Mathalicious intervention for middle and high school students to improve mathematical thinking. Each Mathalicious lesson revolves around applying a real world example to learn math (e.g., Is college worth the cost). In this project, the team will develop and test a prototype of an adaptive platform through which students will need to demons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Digital Storyteller: A Cognitively Accessible Literary Compositioning Tool

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Students and adults with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities have a critical need for accessible technologies that can enable them to speak for themselves in all arenas of life, including academic settings, vocational settings, for leisure activities and for therapeutic purposes. There are, however, a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits effectively prohibit o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  6. Goal Guide: A Web-Based Application for Self-Management of Goal Tracking

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II project to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a responsively designed web application, Goal Guide, that enables individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across personal, educational, and vocational life domains. Users will be able to easily enter goals, work with data for each goal, engage with info ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  7. Wheelchair Optimal Route Planning for Public Urban and Indoor Places

    SBC: Innovative Design Labs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Innovative Design Labs (IDL) proposes to create a system which helps guide wheelchair users along the best path through complex urban landscapes. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) were established in 1990 the ability of wheelchair users to navigate has greatly improved. However, there are still many areas in which modification for accessibility was not “r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  8. Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students' assessment

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student participation. The goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to continue the research and development of Assess2Pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  9. The Intelligent Brace: A Compliance Monitoring System for Scoliosis

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Scoliosis, a condition where there is lateral curvature of the spine, affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States. There is widespread use of bracing for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and recent studies have begun documenting its efficacy. These studies have indicated that user compliance is a large, yet largely unquantified, factor in successful outcomes. There are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  10. Mobile Connect: A Cloud-based, Universally Designed Text Messaging and Email Program to Facilitate Social Connectedness and Community Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Efforts to increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have been increasing throughout American society. As this population continues to make strides in achieving greater independence and access to the community, there is an increasing need for remote communication, e.g. “I made it to work OK” or “I just took my medication.” Smartph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education

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