Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S110048
Agency Tracking Number: H133S110048
Amount: $499,599.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-2
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105-
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jacob  Crossman
 (734) 887-7613
 info@soartech.com.
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project builds upon on previous work on a theory-based tool that assesses and trains children with autism spectrum disorders social information processing (SIP) skills. This system, the virtual environment for social information processing (VESIP), is a significant improvement over existing measures of social skill in several ways: (1) its standardized, computer-delivered form reduces training requirements and scoring time and increases comparability across populations; (2) its theory-based assessment is designed to pinpoint specific deficits in the SIP process for later individualized intervention; and (3) its immersive, easily-customizable, game-like interface is engaging, leading to greater ecological validity and a more accurate assessment of real-world skills.

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