ERIC Number: ED246600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
Multisensory Approach to the Teaching of Reading to Learning Disabled Students: A Review of Research and a Case Study.
The paper reports on multisensory approaches to reading instruction of learning disabled children. G. Fernald's "tracing" method, also known as the V-A-K-T method, is described and research questioning its effectiveness is cited. Next, the Adapted Fernald Technique (AFT) which requires the student to write, illustrate, read and reread his/her own typed stories daily, is described. A modification of the AFT is reported in which a fifth grade hyperactive child made notable gains in 5 weeks in reading, spelling, and story writing. The student's motivation for reading also increased. The applicability of multisensory approaches is considered. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fernald Method
Note: Paper presented at the Annual World Congress on Reading (9th, Dublin, Ireland, July 30, 1982).