Utilization of computer-assistive technology for children with learning disabilities
Audra Hope Greiff, Touro College, United States
Touro College . Awarded
The author conducted a comprehensive literature review on the use of computer assistive technology for children with learning disabilities and a meta-analysis of experimental research on this topic from 1985 through 1997. Students with learning disabilities and writing impairments and the elementary educational system; benefits of computers in the classroom; role of occupational therapists as technology specialists; effectiveness of instructional strategies; student evaluation for a suitable technology match; classroom environment and the success of computers and current educational trends and federal legislation is discussed. Little information concerning occupational therapists, children with learning disabilities and computer assistive technology was found. The benefits of computers for learning disabled children were found in the meta-analysis. Areas that displayed improvement include: writing, revision skills, attention, word expression, word recognition and spelling.
Greiff, A.H. Utilization of computer-assistive technology for children with learning disabilities. Master's thesis, Touro College.
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