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ERIC Number: EJ1016481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Evaluation of Manual Spelling, Observational and Incidental Learning Using Computer-Based Instruction with a Tablet PC, Large Screen Projection, and a Forward Chaining Procedure
Purrazzella, Kimberly; Mechling, Linda C.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n2 p218-235 Jun 2013
The study employed a multiple probe design to investigate the effects of computer-based instruction (CBI) and a forward chaining procedure to teach manual spelling of words to three young adults with moderate intellectual disability in a small group arrangement. The computer-based program included a tablet PC whereby students wrote words directly onto a multi-touch screen. Words were projected onto a large screen in order to measure observational learning of other students' words. The study further evaluated acquisition of incidental information (reading target and observational spelling words) within the small group arrangement. Results indicated that students improved their spelling performance using the CBI package as well as their ability to read the grocery store words. Findings are discussed in the context of providing instruction in small group arrangements using commercially available technologies.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childhood Autism Rating Scale; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A