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ERIC Number: ED173986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
The Effects of Directionality Training on Reversals in Reading and Writing.
Steen, Marcia; Jansson, Deborah
The effectiveness of directionality training in alleviating a tendency to reverse letters and/or words was tested with 24 children (ages 8-9 years) with reading and math problems, who had such tendencies. The strategies used to teach directionality were based upon strategies used in previous studies with younger children that resulted in a reduction or alleviation of reversals. These strategies included such things as identifying circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles in all positions; labeling body parts as pointing left or right; and matching two words with the same beginning or ending letter. It was found, among other things, that the directionality training did not significantly affect the number of reversals made by the Ss, suggesting that using directionality training techniques with children over the age of 7 years may not be effective in alleviating the reversal tendency. However, while the experimental group continued to reverse letters and/or words even after training, they did make fewer errors on the posttest than the control group did. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A