A Preliminary Investigation of the Benefits of Computer-Aided Instruction in Reading Decoding for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities

Doris Adams Hill, PhD, BCBA-D  

Auburn University


Margaret M. Flores, PhD, BCBA-D

Auburn University


For students who have limited expressive language skills, both verbally and in writing, it is difficult for a teacher to assess the acquisition of reading skills. The authors examined the effects of computer-aided instruction (CAI) on the early reading and reading comprehension skills of six students with autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities during four weeks in an extended school year (ESY) services classroom setting. The purpose was to examine Headsprout Early ReadingTM and Headsprout Reading ComprehensionTM as an intervention to supplement instruction and assess early reading skills and make recommendations for use during the regular school year.  While three students made progress in the program, focus and ability to attend impacted results with the other three.  

Read or Download Instructions

To Read this Article - Left Click Here (login required)

To Download this Article - Right Click Here (login required)
(choose "save", "save target as" or "save as")

To Download the Entire SPRING/SUMMER 2015 Issue of JAASEP - Click Here  (login required)

AASEP MEMBERS LOGIN to Access live links to all available JAASEP issues.

Not a Member?

If you are a member of AASEP, please login to freely access this and all archived issues of JAASEP

If you are NOT A MEMBER of AASEP or NASET you may purchase this article from  the SPRING/SUMMER 2015 issue of JAASEP for $4.95 (use the Buy Now button below):

OR - Buy the entire issue of JAASEP SPRING/SUMMER 2015 for $19.95 by using the Buy Now Button below:

OR - Join AASEP Today and receive access to this and all past issues of JAASEP -

Join AASEP Here

Return to the Table of Contents - Click Here

To top