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ERIC Number: EJ774377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Error Self-Correction and Spelling: Improving the Spelling Accuracy of Secondary Students with Disabilities in Written Expression
Viel-Ruma, Kim; Houchins, David; Fredrick, Laura
Journal of Behavioral Education, v16 n3 p291-301 Sep 2007
In order to improve the spelling performance of high school students with deficits in written expression, an error self-correction procedure was implemented. The participants were two tenth-grade students and one twelfth-grade student in a program for individuals with learning disabilities. Using an alternating treatments design, the effect of error self-correction was compared with a more traditional method of spelling practice. The intervention and follow-up phases were implemented over a 6-week period with maintenance checks conducted 4 and 8 weeks after the termination of instruction. Results indicated that the error self-correction procedure was superior to the traditional method of review during the intervention and follow-up phases, but some gains were lost during the maintenance phase. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 10; Grade 12; High Schools
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Language: English
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