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ERIC Number: ED103823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 276
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Utilization of a Synthetic Multisensory Modality of Teaching Spelling Emphasizing Dactylology to Test Its Effect on Reading and Spelling Achievement.
Long, Betty Mobley
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a program based on the utilization of a synthetic multisensory modality of teaching spelling emphasizing dactylology and to test its effect on reading and spelling achievement. One hundred forty-eight second graders and 16 teachers from Bladen County, North Carolina, participated in the study. Seventy-four students and 80 teachers were randomly assigned to a control group using a conventional method of teaching spelling; the remaining students and teachers were assigned to an experimental group which used a synthetic multisensory modality of teaching spelling emphasizing dactylology. Prestests and posttests were administered to the students in the experimental and control groups. The results indicated that both groups made significant gains in word knowledge, word analysis, and spelling; neither group made significant gains in reading grade placement achievement; the conventional method of teaching spelling produced a significantly higher difference in gains in word knowledge than did the multisensory modality of teaching spelling; and there was no significant difference in the gains made between the groups in spelling and word analysis grade placement scores. (Author/WR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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