ERIC Number: ED201075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted-Instruction in Word-Decoding for Educationally-Handicapped Children.
Spring, Carl; Perry, Linda
A computer assisted instruction system for drilling educationally handicapped children in word decoding skills is described. A theoretical rationale for the objectives and design of the system, based on research from the psychology of reading literature, is discussed. In addition, certain system design constraints, applied in order to accommodate the possibility of future conversion of the system to an inexpensive, hand held device, are discussed. Results of a controlled field test of the system with 12 educationally handicapped elementary school children indicated significant word decoding improvement accompanied by high learner motivation which did not significantly decline during the 2 month training period. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.