“Sarah Potterman a doctoral student in educational psychology, is researching the effectiveness of various interventions recommended to help children with learning disabilities improve their reading skills. One particularly intriguing approach is an interactive software system that uses analogy-based phonics.
Sarah contacted the company that developed this software, RSPT Inc., to obtain the system free of charge for use in her research. RSPT Inc. expressed interest in having her compare its product with other intervention strategies and was quite confident that its approach would be the most effective. Not only did the company provide Sarah with free software, but RSPT Inc. also generously offered to fund her research with a grant to cover her data collection and analysis costs.”
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