Date of Award
Master of Education
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Professor Peter Cole
Dr. Amanda Blackmore
Three male year nine students with learning disabilities were given an intervention program that involved use of a word processor to write science fiction stories. The program was conducted over a five-week period. The effects of the use of the word processor alone were compared to the effects of the provision of an interactive teaching course program in conjunction with a word processor. The treatment program was a single subject treatment design. One participant's writing improved to an equal extent whether or not an interactive teaching program was provided. A second participant's fluency, spelling and the number of unique words written improved more if an interactive program that provided feedback were provided than if he used the word processor alone. The mechanics of his writing improved regardless of the provision of an interactive program. The third participant's spelling improved more if an interactive teaching program that provided feedback were provided. The mechanics of his writing improved regardless of the provision of the interactive program.
Cropley, C. (2000). The effects of the provision of an interactive teaching program and word processors on the writing of year 9 students with learning disabilities . Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1349