The effect of five proofreading conditions on the spelling performance of college students with learning disabilities

This study investigated effects of five proofreading conditions on the spelling performance of 12 college students with a learning disability. Conditions were handwriting with no additional assistance, with a print dictionary, and with a handheld spelling checker; and word processing with no additional assistance and with a spelling checker. All but the first condition resulted in improved spelling.

Author: 
Naughton, D., Hughes, C., & Clark, K.
Year: 
1997
Source: 
Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 30, 643-651.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
Grade Level: 
secondary
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation