ERIC Number: ED263721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Computer Applications for Students with Behavior and Learning Problems: Teacher's Manual.
Fick, Landis F.; And Others
The handbook describes first year results of a project involving microcomputers in the education of behaviorally disordered students. Following an overview of computer assisted instruction (CAI), the book specifies project goals and research questions. Software selection is examined in terms of instructional factors, program decisions, and motivational factors. Three pilot studies are then discussed which explore the motivational capacity of microcomputer free time as an individual classroom reinforcement activity; the studies highlighted topics of reinforcement preference, reinforcement selection, and motivation for behavior change. Additional studies include case study and traditional investigation of CAI for students with attentional difficulties, in interpersonal problem solving for adolescents in Learning Disabled/Behaviorally Disordered classrooms, in impulse control, and in fostering cooperative group skills. Appended materials include a software evaluation guide and a bibliography on microcomputers and computer technology. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A product of Project Iowa.