Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
There appears to be a general agreement among educators that a close relationship exists between the skill of reading and the skill of spelling. Since both reading and spelling serve as major components of communication, parallels exist between factors necessary for success in spelling and reading (Chall, 1967; Wallace and Larsen, 1979). After observing methods employed by students in spelling unfamiliar words, Kottmeyer (1959) concluded that skills used in decoding words in reading are also used in attempts to spell correctly.
Breathnach, Deirdre, "An Investigation of the Effect of Intensive Clinical Instruction in Spelling Strategies on the Decoding Skills of Reading Disabled Students" (1983). Student Work. 2367.