Using E-Readers to Improve Reading for Students with Mild Disabilities

JAASEP SPRING/SUMMER 2014 ARTICLE ABSTRACT- Improving reading comprehension and fluency in students with mild disabilities has long been a challenge for educators. Technology has provided a host of new possibilities for working with students with mild disabilities. This study incorporated a mixed method to investigate the potential of using E-Readers as an instructional tool. Three features of E-Readers were thought to be of particular benefit to students with mild disabilities: (a) the ability to change the font, (b) the text to speech feature, and (c) the dictionary feature where students highlight a word and the definition pops up.

Authors: AMY CAMARDESE, PH.D., M. EILEEN MORELLI, ED.D., YEHUDA PELED, PH.D. & MAILE KIRKPATRICK
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