Spelling as a Diagnostic Tool
In the age of No Child Left Behind, speech-language pathologists are increasingly involved in the services provided to students struggling in the area of reading. Children’s spellings can be used to gain insight into a student’s word-level literacy skills, including phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, semantic knowledge, morphological awareness, and the ability to store mental graphic representations.
You will be able to:
- name and describe the factors that influence word-level reading and spelling
- describe optimal assessment strategies for word-level reading and spelling
- tailor instructional methods to optimally meet individual needs in word-level reading and spelling
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