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ERIC Number: EJ1194647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Using Computer-Assisted Instruction to Teach Science Vocabulary to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability
McKissick, Bethany R.; Davis, Luann Ley; Spooner, Fred; Fisher, Larry B.; Graves, Carlie
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v37 n4 p207-218 Dec 2018
Rural special educators face unique challenges in providing high quality special education services, especially when teaching grade-aligned science content. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is one strategy that has the potential to address two major challenges (i.e., a lack of preservice training and limited professional development opportunities) in providing grade-aligned content instruction with fidelity. This study investigated the use of a CAI intervention package to teach three middle school students with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability the structure and function of five key elements of an amoeba. Results showed a functional relation between the number of correct responses made during probe sessions and introduction of the CAI intervention. Implications for practice and suggestions for future research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale