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ERIC Number: EJ927556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Use of Computer-Based Interventions to Improve Literacy Skills in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review
Ramdoss, Sathiyaprakash; Mulloy, Austin; Lang, Russell; O'Reilly, Mark; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lancioni, Giulio; Didden, Robert; El Zein, Farah
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n4 p1306-1318 Oct-Dec 2011
The purpose of this review is to provide a systematic analysis of studies investigating computer-based interventions (CBI) to improve literacy skills (e.g., reading, writing, and vocabulary) in students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This review synthesizes intervention outcomes, appraises the certainty of evidence, and describes software features and system requirements for each CBI. Across studies, CBI's effect on literacy skills was inconsistent. Some studies reported significant results and large effect sizes and other studies reported no improvements. Given the heterogeneity of the participants and the wide variety of literacy skills targeted for instruction, it is not possible from the existing literature to determine the variables most likely to be associated with effective CBI. Future research addressing this area as well as the relative effectiveness of CBI versus person delivered literacy instruction is warranted. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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