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dc.contributor.authorBattaglia, Cynthia M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:04:52Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:04:52Z
dc.date.issued5/1/1986
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5939
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dc.description.abstractThis study investigates potential differences in evaluated/applied spelling ability between learning disabled (LD) students instructed via a mnemonic approach versus those who received traditional instruction. Thirty-one 6th, 7th, and 8th grade LD students were divided into two groups—a mnemonic group of eight boys and four girls, and a non-mnemonic control group of ten boys and nine girls. The researcher used the Test of Written Spelling (TWS) as a pre-test measure to determine that there was no significant difference between the two groups in initial spelling ability. The mnemonic group attended eight sessions in which researchers instructed them in a modified version of Bellezza’s keyword method/associative learning technique. Sessions took place on eight consecutive days, with each session lasting one-half hour, for a total of four hours instruction. Both groups then received individualized word lists for ten consecutive weeks. The mnemonic group was instructed to apply the technique when studying while the non-mnemonic group used more traditional study methods to prepare for their weekly spelling tests. Researchers found that the mnemonic group did not perform significantly better on the two post-test evaluations than the non-mnemonic group. However, students expressed increased pleasure in using the mnemonic study method as a creative alternative to traditional rote methods.
dc.subjectMnemonic Approach
dc.subjectStudy Methods
dc.subjectSpelling Strategy
dc.subjectLearning Disabled
dc.subjectStudent Achievement
dc.titleThe Use of Mnemonic Training as a Strategy for Teaching Spelling to Learning Disabled Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:04:52Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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