ERIC Number: EJ1044182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving Reading Skills of Students with Disabilities Using Headsprout Comprehension
Cullen, Jennifer M.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Schnell, Senny T.; Wheaton, Joe E.
Remedial and Special Education, v35 n6 p356-365 Nov-Dec 2014
Reading comprehension is a critical skill for school success. Struggling readers can benefit from computer-assisted instruction that utilizes components of effective instruction (e.g., frequent practice, immediate feedback). The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Headsprout Comprehension, a computer-assisted reading program, on the reading comprehension of six elementary students with high-incidence disabilities (i.e., learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and other health impairment--attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (OHI-ADHD). A multiple baseline across participants' design demonstrated that Headsprout Comprehension was functionally related to substantial increases in reading comprehension for all six participants as measured by Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) passage comprehension questions and AIMSweb Maze assessments.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Programs, Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Incidence, Elementary School Students, Feedback (Response), Reading Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Achievement Tests, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
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