The Incorporation of Technology for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether the incorporation of technology using e-books, web-based program and a tablet would affect the reading comprehension achievement of second and third graders in an alternative curriculum classroom. The measurement tool was an online pre- and posttest. The study involved the use of a pretest/posttest design to compare comprehension gains from March of 2018 (before the intervention was administered) to data from April of 2018 (after the intervention was complete). Achievement gains were not found to be statistically significant. Research in reading comprehension with students with significant cognitive disabilities should continue with larger populations over a longer period to determine means to best met their learning needs.