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ERIC Number: EJ843271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Computer-Based Reading Programs: A Preliminary Investigation of Two Parent Implemented Programs with Students At-Risk for Reading Failure
Pindiprolu, Sekhar S.; Forbush, David
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v10 n1 p71-81 Spr 2009
In 2000, National Reading Panelists (NRP) reported that computer delivered reading instruction has potential for promoting the reading skills of students at-risk for reading failure. However, panelists also noted a scarcity of data present in the literature on the effects of computer-based reading instruction. This preliminary investigation examined the effects of two parent implemented computer-based reading programs on the reading skills of 25 students at-risk for reading failure/difficulties/disabilities in grades K, 1, & 2. Further, a questionnaire was administered with parents and students to elicit their perceptions of the effectiveness and desirability of the programs. The results indicate that computer-based programs are effective in increasing certain basic early literacy skills of students at-risk for reading failure. The results, implications, and limitations are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho; Utah