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Animated Language Learning Ltd

Objective

Animated Language Learning is an Irish high growth company, driving forward a ground breaking innovative approach to the development and education of children with autism. The core team is led by Enda Dodd CEO, a Fortune 200 (Medical devices) New Product Development VP; and Valerie Dodd, head of product development, as well as a teacher/psychologist.
Our two product development professionals, Conor and Eoin Dodd, have emerged from Autism, thanks to the ALL approach.

Our team benefits from inputs from global key opinion leaders across relevant clinical, technical, educational and commercial areas including the University of California and National University Ireland Galway (NUIG), Disney, Adobe, Microsoft and Google are also supporting our efforts. We are a global developer of language development tools for Autistic children (ASD) with our first commercial offering currently undergoing pilot studies in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia.

Children diagnosed with autism fail to develop communication skills and face long term societal dependency and institutionalisation. The US centres for disease control (CDC) reports US Incident rate is approximately 1:68 births and further that European and Asian rates are similar . Annual costs associated with treating this condition in the US and UK alone across clinical, educational, custodial and lost earnings have been estimated to be $283 billion for a total ASD (autism) population of 4.5 million. Despite substantial differences in healthcare policies in the two countries, life time costs associated with the condition were similar. Multiple peer reviewed studies collated by the CDC indicate that ASD prevalence in Europe and Asia is commensurate with the US / UK study.
We have developed a fundamentally different, life-changing and effective technology which is significantly lower cost, capable of unlocking the potential of those diagnosed with ASD so they can make a contribution to society instead of being a burden.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

ANIMATED LANGUAGE LEARNING LIMITED
Address
Brambly Hedge Cahergowan Galway
H91D7TW Claregalway
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000