Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Superseded Degree Name
Master of Arts in Education (Literacy and Language Development)
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Learning disabled children; English language--Orthography and spelling--Study and teaching (Elementary); Technology and children
This research studied the effects of using word sorts in combination with iPad spelling applications on the spelling acquisition of a third grade student with a Specific Learning Disability. The researcher measured the effects on spelling acquisition using pre- and post-assessments. The informal assessments used included a Words their Way Spelling assessment, a Nonsense word assessment from Teaching Phonics and Word Study in Intermediate Grades, and a questionnaire. The student engaged in word sorts prior to completing a spelling application on the iPad. The strategies implemented with gains in spelling skills and had a positive effect on the student's attitude towards spelling. The research also showed positive effects in the student's reading of nonsense words. More research applying these techniques to students with and without disabilities should be conducted to further explore these approaches.
Wellnitz, Nicole, "The Effects of Using Word Sorts in Combination with iPad Spelling Applications on Spelling Acquisition of a Student with a Specific Learning Disability" (2013). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 255.
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