Investigating the effects of a game-based approach in teaching word recognition and spelling to students with reading disabilities and attention deficits

  title={Investigating the effects of a game-based approach in teaching word recognition and spelling to students with reading disabilities and attention deficits},
  author={Anna Garito Cassar and E. Jang},
  journal={Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties},
  pages={193 - 211}
The purpose of this small-scale exploratory study was to examine the effects of using a game-based instructional approach to teach word recognition and spelling to Grade 6 students with reading disabilities (RD) and attention deficit disorders. Treatment and comparison groups were formed. The students were placed in either a traditional spelling group or an alternate game group. Different measures of phonological awareness, phonological memory and rapid naming as well as the word recognition… Expand
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