Handwritten and Word-Processed Story Retellings by School-Aged Students Who are DeafBy Stoner, Melody L.; Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Laughton, Joan M.; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 35-44
Publication Date: Summer 2005
Study conducted to compare the handwritten narratives of students who are deaf or hard of hearing with narratives composed via word processor. The researchers sought to determine if the benefits of word processing experienced by hearing students were the same as those who have auditory disabilities. Twenty middle-school students composed both written and word-processed narrative samples using cartoons as prompts. Data regarding sample length, narrative level, and grammar were compared, and indicated that word-processing can yield higher-quality narratives for middle school students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Implications for these results on Language Arts education for students with auditory disabilities are discussed.
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 J49863