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Story-making on the iPad when children have complex needs: two case studies

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Critten, Val and Harwood, Jane (2014). Story-making on the iPad when children have complex needs: two case studies. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36(1) pp. 44–54.

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The two case studies reported in this clinical exchange describe the way in which iPads can foster children’s motivation to engage in communication and literacy-related activities such as story-sharing and story-creation. A detailed description of a particular iPad app (Our Story) is provided, along with observations of the implementation of this app in two special schools. The benefits and limitations of this approach for children with complex language and communication difficulties are identified. Recommendations are provided for future support of children’s literacy-related skills with iPads, with observations made about implementation issues related to the Our Story app.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Hammill Institute on Disabilities
ISSN: 1538-4837
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Storysharing® project ( SetPaul Hamlyn Foundation
Not SetNot SetThe Rayne Foundation
Keywords: iPads; personalization; story-creation; story-sharing; multimodality
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 39918
Depositing User: David Messer
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 12:22
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:22
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