Intelligent Early Language Intervention System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 DC02601-01A1,
Agency Tracking Number: 29341
Amount: $99,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Laureate Learning Systems,
110 E Spring Street, Winooski, VT, 05404
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mary Wilson
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
Clinically significant delays in language acquisition are the most prevalent developmental problemchildren. Early intervention is crucial since children with language delays are at greatly increaseddisabilities and behavioral disorders, but intervention resources are scarce and insufficient to proindividualized instruction that effective intervention requires. We will develop a computer-based EaIntervention System that will supplement the efforts of those who work with language impaired childr(a) combine traditional intervention methods with strategies derived from contemporary linguistic thartificial intelligence technology that enables the system to emulate intervention strategies used bspeech-language pathologists, (c) be developed and revised based on the results of controlled researempirically to establish the clinical validity and reliability of the system. Commercially, this sysclinical service providers, teachers, and parents who work with children who have language impairmendemonstrate the feasibility of the proposed Early Language Intervention System by producing a prototincludes the features described and addresses the needs of children in the early stages of language

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