Effects of Computer-Based Cognitive Mapping on Reading Comprehension for Students With Emotional Behavior DisordersBy Blankenship, Tracy L.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Langone, John; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 15-23
Publication Date: Spring 2005
Study conducted to determine the usability of Inspiration concept-mapping software for three fifteen year-old ninth-grade students with behavior disorders in completing the reading material required for class, and for improving their reading comprehension. As the students read the material, they created concept maps via the software program, which allowed them to categorize the information into an organized, graphical format. The students’ performances on written and oral quizzes that covered content material were then evaluated. The results indicated that the students’ reading comprehension improved after they used the concept-mapping software, and they were able to read their textbooks independently. Implications for future studies using computer-based concept-mapping strategies for students with behavior disabilities are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: INSPIRATION
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J49346