Featured Research Projects

Our research allows us to create powerful interventions promoting social development and emotional health, as well as innovative web technologies that support program implementers and mental health researchers. Extensive review of the existing research literature informs the conception of our products and services, and Phase I and Phase II grants allow us to determine usability, feasibility, and efficacy for stakeholders and end users.



Adventures Aboard the S.S.GRIN

An engaging online game to teach social skills to children ages 7-12 who experience social-behavioral problems

Relapse Prevention Program

A SBIR/NIDA-funded project to develop a game-based online substance abuse relapse prevention program for adolescents


A powerful suite of customizable web-based tools supporting program implementation.

Emotion Explorer

An innovative and engaging web- and mobile-based interactive storybook for K-2nd grade students, allowing educators to provide scaffolded and individualized student support in five critical emotional literacy skills without losing core instructional time.

Hall of Heroes

An intelligent game that prepares children for the social challenges they face while transitioning into middle school, featuring adaptive content and immediate feedback for teachers


The first self-paced, adaptive resilience education intervention designed specifically to meet the learning styles and social and emotional needs of students with HF-ASD.


An online deployment system for developmentally appropriate assessments for children (ages 6-12 years) featuring accessibility tools to address learning challenges and maximize children’s engagement and motivation.

Stories in Motion

An evidence-based, online social visualization and data collection program for upper elementary students with ASD to improve their social skills by generating illustrated narratives around challenging social scenarios.

WORK Phase I

A self-paced, adaptive job skills intervention: an online course for secondary students with intellectual disabilities, Phase I, funded by SBIR