Development and Usability Testing of a Web-Based Teacher Intervention for Students with Learning Disabilities
Mount Saint Vincent University
Access to evidence-based interventions for LDs is limited by a number of factors (e.g., teacher knowledge of LDs, access to interventions). The Internet is becoming a popular medium to host interventions and has the potential to increase access to interventions. The current project aimed to develop and test the usability of an online teacher intervention for LDs, which consisted of evidence-based intervention strategies to help teachers learn to effectively assist children with LDs. The usability study asked LD specialists (n=18) to evaluate the usability of the Teacher Help for LD intervention and provide their feedback. Results from both the quantitative and qualitative data suggest that participants were very satisfied and found the program highly usable. Positive feedback and content-related feedback were most prominent. These results will help to modify the intervention in the process toward dissemination to classroom teachers.
Learning disabilities , Online teacher interventions