ERIC Number: ED386882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Instructional Software and Attention Disorders: A Tool for Teachers.
Bice, Joe E.; And Others
This handbook provides information on 31 software programs designed to instruct students with attention disorders in individual and group settings. The most successful applications of instructional software are identified, and six broad categories of instructional software are discussed. Twenty-one strategies for teaching students with attention disorders are considered, along with common features of computer-assisted instruction which can assist in implementing each of the strategies. Seven problem areas to avoid in using instructional software with this population are also addressed. Case studies of three students who used instructional software at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels are included. Descriptions of the 31 instructional software programs provide: age or grade equivalent; subject; kind of software; manufacturer; platform (e.g., Macintosh, IBM, Apple); hardware needed; date of publication; retail cost; program content; review of the program, including strengths and weaknesses and a rating for use with students with attention deficit disorders; and ratings on specific software evaluation criteria. A list of 16 resource groups, an alphabetical list of software programs with publishers, and a list of software programs by skill areas conclude the guide. (Contains 18 references.) (SW)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Software Selection, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
Oakland Schools, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328 ($10; quantity discount--$8 each for more than one copy to the same address).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI. Psychology and Learning Clinic.