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ERIC Number: EJ1142830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Efficacy of Using Vocabulary Flashcards in Braille
Savaiano, Mackenzie E.; Lloyd, Blair P.; Hatton, Deborah D.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n3 p277-284 May-Jun 2017
This article reports on a study that examined whether vocabulary flashcards facilitate spelling acquisition. The study was designed to evaluate whether students who are blind can learn to spell words accurately and incidentally when academic vocabulary instruction is used. Auditory information was provided prior to the introduction of a flashcard, simplifying the working memory load and making the adapted procedure more efficient. The study addressed the research questions: Are flashcards paired with auditory instruction effective for teaching the meanings of words to students who read braille? Can students who read braille learn to spell words accurately and incidentally when flashcard vocabulary instruction is used? The study showed that using flashcards to teach new word meanings can be effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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