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ERIC Number: EJ853120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
A Modified Spanish Sequence for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities
Amend, Amanda E.; Whitney, Carolyn A.; Messuri, Antonia T.; Furukawa, Hideko
Foreign Language Annals, v42 n1 p27-41 Spr 2009
A two-semester modified Spanish sequence was designed to address the needs of college students with language-based learning disabilities. This course featured reduced scope, an emphasis on tactile activities, metacognitive strategies, and adaptations to the presentation and practice of material. Performances on fall and spring semester-end essays were examined to determine whether differences in written performance would be found between students in the modified (n = 30) versus nonmodified sections (n = 213). Results showed no statistically significant differences in either fall or spring written performance scores between the two groups. A significant decline in performance was found between the fall and spring semesters for the modified section. This article details the methodologies used to teach vocabulary, grammar, and writing to this population of students. (Contains 1 table and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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