M.A. Special Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
Reading comprehension; Tablet computers; Learning disabilities
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of graphic organizers paired with technology on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities in grade 8 (n = 8). The data was conducted for a total of 15 weeks including baseline, training, and intervention phases. Students were measured on their reading comprehension while reading an article from Scope Magazine and using the Popplet app on an iPad (Popplet only used during intervention phase). After the students completed the reading and Popplet activity, reading comprehension assessments were administrated. The results indicated that students' reading comprehension scores were increased by using the graphic organizer paired with technology.
Gifford, Meghan, "The effects of technology-based graphic organizers to teach reading comprehension skills of students with learning disabilities" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 358.