AID TO IDENTIFY AND CATEGORIZE ERYTHEMA IN DARK SKIN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43NR005024-01
Amount: $90,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5001 BAUM BLVD, PITTSBURGH, PA, 15213
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MARK FRIEDMAN
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Business Contact
Phone: (412) 687-3409
Email: AUGMENT@BELLATLANTIC.NET
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Not Available The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) considers reading failure to reflect not only an educational problem, but a significant public health problem as well. Recent research findings indicate that as many as 40% of US citizens can be classified as reading disabled. Although powerful technologies for overcoming reading disabilities have been available for some time, these strategies have been difficult to implement, because of their complexity and labor-intensive demands. A handful of small private teaming academies has functioned as teaming laboratories to further develop these effective technologies. Recent research findings indicate that children learn to read through a combination of fluent phonological discrimination, direct instruction of phonics, fluency building and continuous application with a demand for comprehension. For the past fourteen years, The Learning Incentive (TLI) has combined these research-supported elements to achieve success with severely teaming disabled student . Most of the development and testing of curriculum has taken place at Ben Bronz Academy (BBA) TLI's school for teaming disabled students. TLI has developed a prototype computer support system that helps teachers select the correct intervention and maintain a pace that ensures teaming. Through the Internet, parts of this prototype have been tested with parents and teachers in remote locations with excellent results. This grant proposes increasing the sophistication of both the software and the educational assistance strategies, thereby enabling wider distribution of TLI's reading assistance technology to schools or families who wish to teach every student to become a fluent reader

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