Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1991

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Advanced Education Programs


Michael Kallam


Eighteen students, nine handicapped and nine non-handicapped ranging in age from 3-0 to 4-11, who at tended an early childhood education center in a small community in northwest Kansas participated in this study. This study investigated the influence of the Edmark Touch Window and the Dunamis Power Pad on the frequency and accuracy of responding using Early Learning Version 3.5 (Marblesoft, 1987). The subjects were pretested using the Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development (Brigance, 1978), received their first intervention using either the Touch Window or the Power Pad, were posttested, switched interventions, and posttested again. The results of this investigation revealed that the different computer input devices influenced the frequency and accuracy of responses. The Touch Window produced the lowest frequency and highest accuracy of responses. Results suggested that the Power Pad was a more difficult input device for the younger subjects and the handicapped subjects than the Touch Window.


Copyright 1991 Cary S. Hertel


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