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ERIC Number: EJ1075392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
Utility of the Spelling Sensitivity Score to Analyze Spellings of Children with Specific Language Impairment
Werfel, Krystal L.; Krimm, Hannah
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v20 n1 p39-53 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the Spelling Sensitivity Score (SSS) beyond percentage correct scoring in analyzing the spellings of children with specific language impairment (SLI). Participants were 31 children with SLI and 28 children with typical language in grades 2-4. Spellings of individual words were scored using two methods: (1) percentage correct and (2) SSS. Children with SLI scored lower than children with typical language when spelling was analyzed with percentage correct scoring and with SSS scoring. In addition, SSS scoring highlighted group differences in the nature of spelling errors. Children with SLI were more likely than children with typical language to omit elements and to represent elements with an illegal grapheme in words, whereas children with typical language were more likely than children with SLI to represent all elements with correct letters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED); National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals; Test of Nonverbal Intelligence; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325D080075; H325D140087; UL1 RR024975-01