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ERIC Number: EJ1176391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
A Synthesis of Spelling Interventions for Secondary Students with Disabilities
Williams, Kelly J.; Austin, Christy R.; Vaughn, Sharon
Journal of Special Education, v52 n1 p3-15 May 2018
This synthesis examined the effects of spelling interventions on spelling outcomes for students with disabilities in Grades 6 through 12. Thirteen single-case design studies were identified for inclusion in the review. No studies used a treatment/comparison design. The most common types of interventions involved systematic study strategies, such as cover-copy-compare, as well as technological assistance. Most of the spelling interventions increased spelling outcomes for words directly taught or studied in the intervention or increased the percentage of words spelled correctly in written compositions. For students with learning disabilities (LD) or emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), spelling interventions usually emphasized study strategies, while interventions for students with other disabilities (orthopedic impairment, intellectual disability, and autism) emphasized the use of technology. Noticeably absent from these interventions were the direct teaching of phoneme to grapheme correspondences and morphemic approaches, which are often used with students in the elementary grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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