ANSR's US DOEd SBIR Project: Phase II Proposed

Phase II Objectives: to further develop and test NN-based tools for teaching arithmetic to LD students.

Proposed Schedule: October, 1996 through September, 1998

Proposed Phase II Objectives and Tasks:
(planned percentage of total ANSR project effort is indicated in parentheses after each task)

II.1. Administrate project (5%)
II.2. Update literature/information search (3%)
II.3. Perform "Pilot" research/tests (7%)
II.4. Improve code framework (3%)
II.5. Add users' features (7%)
II.6. Improve guidance/assessment module (2%)
II.7. Port programs to Macintosh (8%)
II.8. Perform "Alpha" research/tests (9%)
II.9. Devise and add concept animations (9%)
II.10. Improve adaptation capabilities (5%)
II.11. Invent and add (simple) game story lines (12%)
II.12. Devise and add memory span test (1%)
II.13. Devise and add audio track (2%)
II.14. Perform "Beta" research/testing (19%)
II.15. Plan and negotiate Phase III (4%)
II.16. Report results (4%)

If you'd like more information on the Phase II Proposal, please don't hesitate to contact ANSR.

ANSR and Dr. Mead extend thanks to those who have helped make the Phase II proposal possible, and especially those who have indicated their interest in participating in the Phase II project, if funded: Dr. Carol A. Christensen, Ms. Carolyn K. Gardner, Mr. Timothy Pelton, Mr. Ronald A. Sveen (see the Members of the VAP).

Many thanks to Dr. Brooks Masterton of Ontario, Canada for his interest in the research and testing program and to his colleagues, Mrs. J. Richardson, Principal of Goldcrest Public School, Brampton, Ontario and Mr. Doug A. Beffort, Principal, Greenbriar Senior Public School, Bramalea, Ontario for their expressions of interest in the research/testing.

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