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ERIC Number: EJ1147667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Improving Early Reading Skills in Young Children through an iPad App: Small-Group Instruction and Observational Learning
Chai, Zhen
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v36 n2 p101-111 Jun 2017
This study evaluated the effectiveness of using a researcher-developed iPad app with a 0- to 5-s constant time delay procedure to improve phonological awareness skills of young children with mild developmental delays in a small-group arrangement in a rural public elementary school in Southwest United States. The study was conducted using a multiple-probe design across three target phonemes and replicated with three young children. Results indicated all children not only improved their performance on their target phonemes but also learned some of their peers' target phonemes through observational learning. Implications for using tablet computers in a small-group arrangement are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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