The differential effects of a typing tutor and microcomputer-based word processing on the writing samples of elementary students with behavior disorders

A study of the effects of a typing tutor plus a computer-based word processor versus paper and pencil on the writing of six elementary students with behavioral disorders found small improvements in capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and complete sentences attributable to either method, though story length increased for three of six students using computers. Discusses implications for classroom instruction.

Langone, J., Levine, B., Clees, T. J., Malone, M., & Koorland, M. A.
Journal of Research on Computing in Education, Vol. 2, 141-158.
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Content Area: 
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: 
emotional disturbance
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation