Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,599.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H133S110048
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S110048
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-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
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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