Social Simentor Feasibility Study
Access Technologies Group, Inc.
Many individuals with disabilities have difficulty in obtaining and retaining employment due to issues related to non-verbal communication, poor social judgment and misunderstanding social messages. The unique nature of this role play product allows for custom interactive situational specific role-play with mentoring and virtually unlimited replay and rehearsal. The use of technology allows for the large amount of repetition frequently necessary for skill acquisition while making the experience embarrassment proof and enjoyable. Research shows that students retain 5% of lectures, 10% of what they read, and only 20% from audio visual lectures. But when “practice by doing” was combined with “immediate use” and added to other learning components, the retention rates increased 75-80% (www.ntl.org). Social Simentor is a unique e-learning role play product that will offer the opportunity for immediate application and feedback.