Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Superseded Degree Name
Master of Arts in Education (Reading/Language Arts)
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Lori J. Ladiges
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Academic achievement--Testing; Apraxia; Children--Language; English language--Phonology; Children with disabilities--Language
This case study research examined the effects of spelling by analogy on the phonological awareness of a first grader with oral and verbal apraxia, a disorder generally referred to as childhood apraxia of speech. An intervention using a variety of activities focused on spelling by analogy was provided over a six week period. It was hypothesized that these instructional methods would increase the participant's phonological awareness and thus his word identification, decoding, and spelling skills as evidenced by pre-and posttest comparisons. Following the completion of 12 hour-long tutoring sessions, post-assessment findings revealed increases in spelling, phonological awareness, reading levels and strategy use, as well as sound and sight word identification. Recommendations for home and school are included.
Schnuelle, Sarah H., "Effects of Spelling by Analogy on the Phonological Awareness of a Child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech" (2011). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 162.