October 16, 2021
Gab-on! is an app geared towards children with learning disabilities to help them remember moments and events during their days at school. Children can write a few words after each lesson and after school, use those words to recall what happened at that time – sparking more conversation with friends and loved ones.
“I started doing a bit of research… and discovered that consistently using GAB-on! was adhering to the Hebbs Theory explaining that the “neurons that fire together, wire together”… By speaking with different researchers at MIT and UPenn GSE, we also discovered the impact of family engagement on a child’s life trajectory is a key predictor in their academic and life success, said Hall. She continues, “I’ve been contacted by organizations that support military-connected families as they feel the GAB-on! platform can help connect kids with deployed parents and other complex family situations in the military. We are currently working with an Armed Services YMCA in Texas and Camp Corral in North Carolina to offer the platform to their campers this summer.”
The WomensNet Mini Grant will help Hall fund the development of her new platform including a seamless sign-on as well as recreating it as a native app to enhance its simplicity and broaden its reach.