ERIC Number: ED090964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Computer Assisted Vocabulary Instruction With Mentally Retarded Children. Research Report No. 7322.
Nelon, Edwina M.
The subjects in this study of the feasibility of computer assisted instruction at the elementary level were 12 educable mentally retarded (EMR) children and 12 normal children, judged to be relatively equivalent in mental age and development level. The experimental group, consisting of both EMR and normal subjects, participated in a programed vocabulary sequence. All subjects were given a posttest. For subjects of comparable mental age there were no significant differences between EMRs and normals in learning, error rate, or time necessary for completion of the learning sequence. In the experimental group, learning was found to be negatively correlated with mental age of EMRs, but error rate was not related to mental age. Finally, there were significant differences in the positive direction between the posttest scores of experimental and control subjects. Further investigation using older subjects and more sophisticated equipment over longer time periods is recommended. (WDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.