Technology-Based Practices for Secondary Students with Learning DisabilitiesBy Maccini, Paula; Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Hughes, Charles A.; Learning Disability Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 247-261
Publication Date: Fall 2002
Literature review focused on technology-based practices for secondary students with learning disabilities. Technology-based practices found in the literature included computer- or video-based interventions, multimedia programs, technology-based assessment, and verbatim audio recordings. Three areas of practice emerged as the most promising: (1) hypertext and hypermedia software programs, (2) videodisc instruction involving contextualized learning, and (3) multimedia software. A specific videodisc math tutorial program called Mastering Fractions from Systems Impact is discussed in the review. The program provides instruction on commonly confused concepts, such as adding and multiplying fractions, as well as confusing terms such as numerators and denominators. Studies found in the literature review demonstrated the effectiveness of the program when used in classrooms with students with learning disabilities. Recommendations for educational directions and implications for future research as yielded by the literature review are discussed.
Published by: Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) (Website:http://www.cldinternational.org)