The effects of using direct instruction and computer-assisted instruction on teaching decoding skills to elementary students with learning disabilities
M.A. Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Computer-assisted instruction, Decoding skills, Direct instruction
Learning disabled children; Individualized reading instruction
Special Education and Teaching
The purposes of this study are to examine the effect of the Project Read program in teaching decoding skills to students with learning disabilities, and evaluate the effects of the supplemental computer program, Explode the Code. Three second grade students with learning disabilities participated in this study. Both interventions were administered to each student, at different times, during the school day. Project Read was administered followed by 15-20 minutes of Explode the Code. A multiple baseline research design across students with A B phases was used in this study. The results of the current study showed significant growth in the area of decoding skills. The intervention programs can be used in special education classrooms, as well as in general education settings, for students who are struggling with foundational reading skills, primarily decoding skills.
Schramm, Jessica Lauren, "The effects of using direct instruction and computer-assisted instruction on teaching decoding skills to elementary students with learning disabilities" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1443.