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ERIC Number: EJ950773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Effects of Computer-Based Practice on the Acquisition and Maintenance of Basic Academic Skills for Children with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs
Everhart, Julie M.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Park, Ju Hee
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n4 p556-564 Dec 2011
This study investigated the effects of computer-based practice on the acquisition and maintenance of basic academic skills for two children with moderate to intensive disabilities. The special education teacher created individualized computer games that enabled the participants to independently practice academic skills that corresponded with their IEP objectives (e.g., letter-sound correspondence, word identification, number identification). The computer games provided discrete learning trials with immediate feedback for each response. A multiple baseline across skills design demonstrated that computer-based practice resulted in the successful acquisition of basic academic skills for both participants. Additionally, both participants maintained at least two mastered skills for two to four weeks. (Contains 2 figures.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A