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ERIC Number: EJ1032581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
iPad Use for Accelerating Reading Gains in Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Retter, Shannan; Anderson, Christine; Kieran, Laura
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v22 n4 p443-463 Nov 2013
This action research project explored the use of the iPad 2 in a special education classroom with high school students who were considered struggling readers to determine if an academic gain in reading comprehension, reading fluency, and vocabulary implementing the intervention of an iPad and four specific applications (apps). The high school students used a combination of apps for at least 30 minutes a day with the remedial reading program, Second Chance Reading. A statistical comparison of data from first semester without the iPad to data collected the second semester with the iPad resulted in a significant gain in reading comprehension and a statistically significant gain in vocabulary on the Stanford Reading Diagnostic Test.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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