Teaching social studies to high school students with academic handicaps in a mainstreamed setting: Effects of a computerized study guide

This research investigated the effectiveness of a computerized study guide, in comparison to a notetaking condition, as a method to increase textbook reading comprehension among students with learning disabilities and remedial education pupils enrolled in a ninth-grade world geography class. Results indicated that the computerized study guide produced significantly higher performance than notetaking for both groups of students. There was no significant difference in the performance of the two groups within treatments. Several practical issues concerning the implementation of computerized study guides in secondary programs serving students with academic handicaps are discussed.

Horton, S., Lovitt, T., Givens, A., & Nelson, R.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 22 (2), 102-107.
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