Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sandbox Learning Awarded $75,000 SBIR Phase I Grant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sandbox Learning has been selected for funding with the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for fiscal year 2012.

The project, Pocket Potty Program – Toilet Training for Children with Developmental Disabilities, is to develop and evaluate a mobile application for teaching elementary and middle school aged children with developmental disabilities (autism and intellectual disabilities) toilet training skills.

Currently toilet training skills are taught using timers, paper and pencil for schedules and tracking which allows for human error and does not easily translate across environments. The Pocket Potty Program teaches toilet training using well researched methods to reduce human error and an iPod touch so skills can be addressed across home, school, and community settings.