ERIC Number: ED254012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Software Programs and the Learning Disabled Student.
Ostertag, B. A.
Suggestions are offered regarding the use and selection of software with LD (learning disabled) students. The scarcity of appropriate software for the population is pointed out and a hybrid selection scale based upon several existing scales is described. It is noted that the major reason for rejecting software is the high readability skill required of the user to follow directions. Results of reviews of software are summarized, and reviewers' requirements are noted, including educational soundness, flexibility, and adaptability to the peer teaching process. Appended are a list of software evaluation sources and/or directories, the sample evaluation scale, a list of software programs recommended for LD students in seven topic areas: microcomputer introduction; typing; quiz or lesson generators; word processing, cognitive, perceptual, spatial; language arts and reading; and mathematics, a list of software publishers. (CL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Media Selection, Microcomputers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A