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Gains in Literacy through the Use of a Spcially Developed Multimedia Computer Strategy Positive Findings from 13 Children with Autism

Författare och institution:
Tomas Tjus (Psykologiska institutionen); Mikael Heimann (-); Keith E Nelson (-)
Publicerad i:
Autism, 2 ( 2 ) s. 139-156
ISSN:
1362-3613
E-ISSN:
1461-7005
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
1998
Språk:
engelska
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The present study investigates the use of a specially developed multimedia program for enhancing language and reading development in children with autism. Thirteen children with autism(mean chronological age 9:8 years, mental age 7:3 years and language age 5:2 years) participated in the study. All the children used the program as a supplement to their ordinary reading and language training. A quasi-experimental design that included measures of reading and phonological awareness during baseline, treatment, and follow-up phases was used throughout. Highly significant gains were observed for both reading and phonological awareness during the treatment phase. A significant effect was also observed for phonology at follow-up, but not for reading. A response time index also revealed that reading became more rapid following intervention. It is concluded that the intervention improved reading and language development and that children with autism with various cognitive abilities might benefit from a strategy that combines a motivating multimedia program with focused and positive interactions with the teacher.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Psykologi
Nyckelord:
autism, literacy, computers
Postens nummer:
237770
Posten skapad:
2016-06-16 09:52

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