The Effect of IPad on School Preparedness among Preschool Children with Hearing-Impairments

  •  Maryam Turkestani    


With modern technological developments and with the fast expansion of mobile technical equipment, conducting a field study to find out how technology influences various developmental aspects of normal and special needs children at the preschool stage was deemed appropriate and timely hearing impairment. In this study aimed at finding out the effect of iPad on school preparedness among school children with hearing impairment. In this study, the children attended the national kindergarten in Al-Riyadh. The study sample was divided into control (7) and experimental (8) groups. Children in the experimental group used the iPad for 15 weeks. Results showed improvement of the experimental group in all measured areas. The control group, those who did not use the iPads, improved in both their kinetic and social areas. In addition, differences were found between groups on post measurement favoring experimental group. The study recommended conducting more experimental and longitudinal studies to further delve into the effects of using iPads in preschools with children who have impaired hearing.

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