ERIC Number: ED154355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
First Ade for the Man or Gril Who Dose not Spel Mutch: Fernald Revisited.
Heinze, Betty L.
The tactile-kinesthetic approach to spelling provides a practical teaching device for use with both disabled learners and moderately poor spellers who need to learn a technical or professional vocabulary. This multisensory approach to learning teaches to the student's strengths and places emphasis on finger contact, muscle movement, saying and hearing the word, and sight in an effort to utilize and train as many areas of the brain as possible. A useful technique employed in this teaching method is tracing a word in large written letters three or more times while spelling and saying the word aloud. In this excercise, concentration on the pressure of the arm and finger is essential in order to transmit the correct message to the brain. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)