ERIC Number: ED277166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Research and Theory for the Use of Computers with the Learning Disabled. CREATE Monograph Series.
Weisgerber, Robert A.
This monograph, first in a series of six, provides the theoretical background and premises underlying the efforts of the research team and two collaborating California school districts to explore ways in which the computer and related technologies can be more fully and effectively used in the instruction of learning disabled students. Contents include the following: (1) an analysis of key theories about mental functioning and remediation; (2) a definition of learning disability and consideration of commonly associated variables (genetics, maturation, drug effects, trauma, laterality and hemispheric dominance, sex differeces, orthography and handwriting, and sensory integration); (3) an examination of visual perception, functional vision, and reading efficiency; (4) cognitive processes (including memory, problem solving, and task strategies); and (5) promising computer applications (including use of the computer for vision training, perceptual enabling skills, and cognitive processing skills). (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For the other monographs in this series, see EC 191 372-376.