Thesis Title

Designing Intervention Strategies For Spelling Deficits: a Preliminary Assessment

Date of Graduation

Spring 1996

Degree

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Committee Chair

Julie Masterson

Subject Categories

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abstract

This case study examined the efficacy of an individualized intervention strategy for treating spelling difficulties in a fifth grade student. The subject was pre-tested to identify performance levels on cognitive, language, and reading measures, as well as spelling achievement and developmental spelling level. A five week program to improve spelling through individualized instruction was designed. Post-test results indicated that intervention strategies tailored to the child's individual profile were effective in improving spelling achievement. The discussion focuses on the nature of spelling deficits, developmental spelling research, assessment techniques, and implications for treatment.

Copyright

© Patricia Thompson Scott

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