LCAI: Exploring the potential of an independently usable, internet-based multimedia software system for self-Paced assessment, instruction and practice in listening comprehension skills for non readers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
R305S04447
Award Id:
67197
Agency Tracking Number:
R305S04447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
528 N. Tejon St., Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stock Steven
Mr
(719) 592-0347
steve@ablelinktech.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Davies
Mr
(719) 592-0347
dan@ablelinktech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Data from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicates that 4-6% of adults in the US have insufficient reading skills to attempt participation in NAAL s literacy assessment in 1992 (Literacy in the Labor Force, p. 310-320). While there are approximately 8 million individuals with intellectual disabilities (e.g., mental retardation) in the US, there is no data specific to the subset of this population whose cognitive limitations prohibit the acquisition of functional reading skills. For these students and adults, absence of reading skills in our largely text-based society puts substantial emphasis on development of listening comprehension/auditory recall skills as primary for independent functioning in community environments (e.g., school, work, social activities). Current tools and methods for assessing and instructing listening skills involve a facilitated process with a high implementation cost associated with one-to-one facilitator/student ratios and therefore do not afford much opportunity for independent practice. To address these issues, this project proposes development and evaluation of an internet-based multimedia Listening Comprehension Assessment and Instruction (LCAI) system that is independently usable by individuals whose intellectual or other cognitive disabilities have prohibited the acquisition of functional reading skills. The system will also include features to allow caregivers to integrate individually relevant content into the training system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government