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ERIC Number: EJ1060661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Incorporating Functional Digital Literacy Skills as Part of the Curriculum for High School Students with Intellectual Disability
Cihak, David F.; Wright, Rachel; Smith, Cate C.; McMahon, Don; Kraiss, Kelly
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v50 n2 p155-171 Jun 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of teaching functional digital literacy skills to three high school students with intellectual disability. Functional digital literacy skills included sending and receiving email messages, organizing social bookmarking to save, share, and access career websites, and accessing cloud storage to download, revise, and upload documents. Results indicated that all students acquired and maintained these functional digital literacy skills. Findings are discussed in the context of teaching essential digital literacy skills to increase greater participation in a digital society.
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: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A