Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Frances Edwards

Second Advisor

Leslie M. Garlough

Third Advisor

William H. Thompson


From the first attempt to standardize English spelling In the eighteenth century, to the present, the problem of spelling has caused much concern, comment, criticism, and discussion.

The absence of any practical diagnostic tool which would enable educators and clinicians to discover the type of disabilities of those with whom they come In professional contact and the causes for the spelling disabilities prompted this study.


A Thesis presented to The Faculty of the Department of Psychology of the Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts.

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