Goal Guide: A Web-Based Application for Self-Management of Goal Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S140096
Agency Tracking Number: H133S140096
Amount: $574,720.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
99 West 10th Ave., Suite 397, Eugene, OR, 97401-3039
DUNS: 001283642
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Keating
 Research and Development Director
 (541) 342-3763
 tkeating@cognitopia.com
Business Contact
 Brian Bard
Title: Program Specialist
Phone: (202) 245-7345
Email: brian.bard@ed.gov
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This is a Phase II project to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a responsively designed web application, Goal Guide, that enables individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across personal, educational, and vocational life domains. Users will be able to easily enter goals, work with data for each goal, engage with information displays that communicate progress, and complete the self-management loop by self-monitoring progress and linking it with contingent incentives that they have defined. The primary interface for users with cognitive disabilities will be on the mobile device while teacher and parent interfaces will emphasize shared access to oversee usage, receive notifications, and provide assistance as needed. Cognitively accessible self-management applications offer an untapped resource to augment the functional ability of individuals with disabilities who cannot use typical commercial applications because of inability to work with interfaces that are text-based and cognitively complex. Participants will include 30 individuals with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and autism aged 18-21 in a post secondary program focused on teaching daily living skills, employment, and social skills toward successful transition to adulthood.

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