Using Computer-Assisted Instruction and the Nonverbal Reading Approach to Teach Word IdentificationBy Coleman-Martin, Mari Beth; Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Cihak, David F.; Irvine, Kathryn L.; Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 80-90
Publication Date: Summer 2005
Study conducted to determine if computer-assisted instruction would be an effective method to teach word identification using the Nonverbal Reading Approach (NRA). Three students with severe speech impairments and physical disabilities or autism participated in the study. The participants were provided with decoding and word identification instruction using the NRA across three conditions that simulated the progression from teacher-directed to computer-assisted instruction: (1) teacher only, (2) teacher plus computer-assisted instruction, and (3) computer-assisted instruction only. All of participants reached the desired criteria in each of the three conditions. The authors contend that these results indicate that the NRA can be effectively delivered through computer-assisted instruction, which can help to free up teacher time and can provide students with the opportunity to practice decoding and word identification independently.
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Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.dddcec.org )