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iPad Use for Accelerating Reading Gains in Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities
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, Bettendorf High School, United States ; , , Western Illinois University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 22, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Invited as a paper for SITE 2013

This action research project explored the use of the iPad 2 in a special education classroom with high school students who were considered struggling readers to determine if an academic gain in reading comprehension, reading fluency, and vocabulary implementing the intervention of an iPad and four specific applications (apps). The high school students used a combination of apps for at least 30 minutes a day with the remedial reading program, Second Chance Reading. A statistical comparison of data from first semester without the iPad to data collected the second semester with the iPad resulted in a significant gain in reading comprehension and a statistically significant gain in vocabulary on the Stanford Reading Diagnostic Test.

Citation

Retter, S., Anderson, C. & Kieran, L. (2013). iPad Use for Accelerating Reading Gains in Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 22(4), 443-463. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .