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ERIC Number: EJ914125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Use of Kidspiration[C] Software to Enhance the Reading Comprehension of Story Grammar Components for Elementary-Age Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
Wade, Erin; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v8 n2 p31-41 2010
The aim of this research brief was to explore the efficacy of story mapping, with the integration of Kidspiration[C] software, to enhance the reading comprehension skills of story grammar components for elementary-age students. Three students served as the participants, two in third grade and one in fourth, with specific learning disabilities (SLD). Using an ABC single-subject design (Alberto & Troutman, 2009), we investigated the use of a computer-based story mapping procedure on the acquisition of nine specific story grammar components. Results showed a dramatic increase in the comprehension levels, as all three of the participants improved from the baseline to the intervention phase, with no overlaps in the data. Furthermore, during the final phase, all three of the participants continued to show an increase in their scores from the baseline measures. Finally, limitations of the study and considerations for future research implications to using story maps, with the infusion of technology-based applications, are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A