ERIC Number: ED436911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Quantitative Analyses of a Study Investigating Three Spelling Interventions and Students with Learning Disabilities Recall.
van der Jagt, Johan Willem
This study compared three spelling interventions to increase the spelling accuracy of elementary students with learning disabilities. Thirty-six randomly selected third, fourth, and fifth grade students with learning disabilities were assigned to three interventions: (1) the traditional spelling procedure; (2) a multisensory procedure without perceptual-vowel enhancement; and (3) a multisensory procedure with perceptual-vowel enhancement (where vowels were written in black marker to heighten their intensity). A qualitative spelling error analysis system was used as well as quantitative data analysis methods. The study found no significant interactions among level of vowel precision with type of intervention. Significant differences for vowel omission scores by group and across grade levels were found. Two appendices include the instrumentation used in the study and data tables. (Contains 78 references and 15 data tables.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).