Computer-assisted instruction in reading for students with learning disabilities: A research synthesis

This literature review was conducted to evaluate the extent to which the promise of computer assisted instruction (CAI) has been realized. Analysis and results yielded three conclusions. (a) we may be able to help overcome the "Matthew Effect" by having the CAI technology available in classrooms, (b) the systematic instructional procedures found to be so effective for reading instruction appear to be available with carefully designed CAI software, and (c) we are again reinforced by the research to apply systematic, elaborate corrections for most efficient and effective learning.

Filbert, M., Hall, T.E. & Hughes, C.A.
Education & Treatment of Children, Vol. 23, 173-193.
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Content Area: 
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
practice and reinforcement activities