DYSLEXIA AFFECTS MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,177.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3128
Agency Tracking Number:
3128
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1 Mill Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MARY S. WILSON
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(802) 862-7355
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DYSLEXIA AFFECTS MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP, TEST, AND MARKET SOFTWARE DESIGNED TO REMEDIATE DYSLEXIA. NO SUCH PRODUCT CURRENTLY EXISTS. DURING PHASE I, A PROTOTYPE READING PROGRAM WILL BE PRODUCED BASED ON INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT SPECIFIED WITH CONSULTANTS MARION BLANK AND ISABELLE LIBERMAN, BOTH WELL-KNOWN RESEARCHERS IN THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN READING ACQUISITION AS WELL AS THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY DYSLEXIC CHILDREN. STRATEGIES WHICH HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE SOFTWARE. THE SOFTWARE WILL MAKE INNOVATIVE USE OF SPEECH GENERATION, GRAPHICS, ANIMATION AND INPUT PERIPHERALS. CURRICULA FOR READING LEVELS FROM PREPRIMER THROUGH THIRD GRADE WILL BE SPECIFIED. DURING PHASE II INITIAL READING INSTRUCTION SOFTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED AND FIELD-TESTED IN THREE DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. FOLLOWING REVISIONS BASED ON THE COLLECTED DATA, THE PRODUCT WILL BE PUBLISHED AND MARKETED BY LAUREATE LEARNING SYSTEMS, INC.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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