ERIC Number: ED210836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Phonics Instruction for Disabled Learners: Applying Theory to Method. Technical Report # 7.
Fayne, Harriet R.
To design effective remedial phonics instruction, it is necessary to examine both learner characteristics and task requirements. The paper integrates research related to information processing and psycholinguistics to formulate questions which can be used to evaluate techniques and materials used with a learning disabled population. Information processing stages are described, including eye fixation, visual information storage, short term memory, and long term memory. Processing deficits which affect perceptual learning and interfere with coding in reading disabled students are noted. A critical survey of laboratory and field research related to initial reading acquisition indicates that attention needs to be paid to the following instructional principles: providing focus, teaching decoding strategies, limiting unit size, and giving sufficient practice. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Research Inst. for the Study of Learning Disabilities.