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ERIC Number: EJ757979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
The Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Number Combination Skill in At-Risk First Graders
Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Hamlet, Carol L.; Powell, Sarah R.; Capizzi, Andrea M.; Seethaler, Pamela M.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v39 n5 p467-475 Sep-Oct 2006
The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the potential for computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to enhance number combination skill among children with concurrent risk for math disability and reading disability. A secondary purpose was to examine the effects of CAI on spelling. At-risk students were assigned randomly to math or spelling CAI, which they received in 50 sessions over 18 weeks. Acquisition and transfer effects were assessed. The results indicated that math CAI was effective in promoting addition but not subtraction number combination skill and that transfer to arithmetic story problems did not occur. Spelling CAI effects were reliable on acquisition and transfer spelling measures, with small to moderate effect sizes on transfer to reading measures. These results provide the basis for additional work with larger samples.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B040110
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
IES Cited: ED504995