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ERIC Number: EJ998801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
The Efficacy of Assistive Technology on Reading Comprehension for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Floyd, Kim K.; Judge, Sharon L.
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v8 n1 p48-64 Fall 2012
Despite the large increase of students with learning disabilities (LD) entering postsecondary institutions and the legislative emphasis on providing students with disabilities equal access to education, we have yet to develop comprehensive planning of accommodations for postsecondary students with LD in regard to assistive technology (AT). The purpose of this study was to provide empirical insight related to using AT to support reading comprehension in postsecondary students with LD. Participants were six postsecondary students with LD. A multiple baseline across participants design was employed to examine the effects of AT, specifically the ClassMate Reader, on reading comprehension. The data were analyzed to discern participant performance with and without the device, social fidelity, and acceptability. (Contains 1 figure.)
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail: atob@atia.org; Web site: http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3305
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A