TitleRelationships between Language Input and Letter Output Modes in Writing Notes and Summaries for Students in Grades 4 to 9 with Persisting Writing Disabilities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsThompson R, Tanimoto S, Abbott R, Nielsen K, Lyman RDawn, Geselowitz K, Habermann K, Mickail T, Raskind M, Peverly S, Nagy W, Berninger V
JournalAssistive Technology
Date or Month PublishedJuly
AbstractThis study in programmatic research on technology-supported instruction first identified, through pretesting using evidence-based criteria, students with persisting specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in written language during middle childhood (grades 4–6) and early adolescence (grades 7–9). Participants then completed computerized writing instruction and posttesting. The 12 computer lessons varied output modes (letter production by stylus alternating with hunt and peck keyboarding versus by pencil with grooves alternating with touch typing on keyboard), input (read or heard source material), and task (notes or summaries). Posttesting and coded notes and summaries showed the effectiveness of computerized writing instruction on both writing tasks for multiple modes of language input and letter production output for improving letter production and related writing skills.
Citation Key12481