Monitoring Progress in Spelling Improvement In this paper, we discuss the Spelling Sensitivity System (SSS), an accuracy metric basedon the level of linguistic knowledge evidenced by student spellings. The procedure can beused by SLPs to baseline and monitor their students' progress associated with word-levelliteracy instruction. The SSS has the relative speed of a binary scoring ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
Monitoring Progress in Spelling Improvement
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  • Julie Masterson
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
  • Kenn Apel
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Disclosure: Julie Masterson and Kenn Apel receive royalties for SPELL–2: Spelling Performance Evaluation for Language & Literacy. Julie Masterson and Kenn Apel have no nonfinancial conflicts of interest related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Julie Masterson and Kenn Apel receive royalties for SPELL–2: Spelling Performance Evaluation for Language & Literacy. Julie Masterson and Kenn Apel have no nonfinancial conflicts of interest related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   October 01, 2013
Monitoring Progress in Spelling Improvement
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2013, Vol. 20, 140-152. doi:10.1044/lle20.4.144
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2013, Vol. 20, 140-152. doi:10.1044/lle20.4.144

In this paper, we discuss the Spelling Sensitivity System (SSS), an accuracy metric basedon the level of linguistic knowledge evidenced by student spellings. The procedure can beused by SLPs to baseline and monitor their students' progress associated with word-levelliteracy instruction. The SSS has the relative speed of a binary scoring system yetincorporates facets of the multilinguistic theory of spelling development. Use of the SSSsystem to represent baseline performance and monitor progress of the clinical case isillustrated.

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