ERIC Number: ED427490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-6
A Pilot Study Investigating a Multisensory Spelling Intervention To Improve Short- and Long-Term Spelling Word Recall for Students with Learning Disabilities.
van der Jagt, Johan W.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a multisensory spelling intervention under two conditions using high-frequency words written in isolation and in context. The population for the study was 15 fourth and fifth grade students with learning disabilities. A randomized, pretest-posttest control group design was used. The two conditions were designated as non-perceptual vowel enhanced and perceptual-vowel enhanced. The four dependent variables were the subjects' spelling accuracy scores of words written in isolation and in context, each under short-term and long-term delayed recall conditions. Results revealed that the multisensory intervention under the two conditions did not significantly affect the subjects' mean spelling accuracy scores for words written in either isolation or in context among the control and experimental groups. Significant mean spelling accuracy score differences did occur within all groups between both pretest and posttests for words written in both isolation and in context. Research limitations and recommendations for future research are discussed. (Contains 61 references and 16 tables.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 1998).