Date of Award

12-2000

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Educational Studies (to 2007)

First Advisor

Dr. George J. Haus

Second Advisor

Dr. Alonzo E. Hannaford

Third Advisor

Dr. Dona G. Icabone

Fourth Advisor

Dr. James Leja

Abstract

The purpose o f this study was to investigate the effect of display media on reading comprehension in students with learning disabilities. This research examined two types o f display media, computer screen and paper.

Three groups of subjects were used in this study: (1) readers with learning disabilities, (2) low achieving readers, and (3) average readers. Three instruments were used to gather performance data in this study: a) a standardized measure o f reading comprehension, b) a measure of individual passage comprehension, and c) a measure of vocabulary knowledge using words from the experimental passages.

The data presented in this study supports the interpretation that presentation media has no effect on the comprehension of reading material by readers with a learning disability.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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