Text entry competency for students with learning disabilities in grade 5 to 6

Ting Fang Wu, Ming Chung Chen

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Abstract

This study intended to understand the computer text entry skills for students with learning disabilities in grade 5 to 6. 35 students with learning disabilities, who received special education services in resource room at school, and 35 non-disabled students participated in our study. "Mandarin Chinese Character Entry Training system (MCChEn system)" was used to measure the students' text entry skills. SPSS19.0 was used to compare the difference in text entry skills between children with and without learning disabilities. In addition, the correlations between the abilities of recognition in Chinese characters, and text entry skills were also explored. The results indicated that children with learning disabilities perform significantly poorer than children without disabilities in recognizing Chinese characters orally and in computer text entry skills. Chinese characters recognition is an important factor affecting Chinese Character entry skills in children with learning disabilities. The tool, "Mandarin Chinese Character Entry Training system (MCChEn system)", we utilized is able to discriminate the computer text entry skills between children with and without learning disabilities. The results of this study can provide educators important information about text entry skills of children with learning disabilities, in order to develop further training programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Proceedings
Pages483-489
Number of pages7
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 14
Event13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2012 Jul 112012 Jul 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume7383 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period12/7/1112/7/13

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Keywords

  • learning disabilities
  • text entry competency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wu, T. F., & Chen, M. C. (2012). Text entry competency for students with learning disabilities in grade 5 to 6. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 483-489). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7383 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31534-3_71