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Alphabet writing and allograph selection as predictors of spelling in writing sentences by Spanish-speaking poor and good keyboarders.
Authors: Peake, C., Díaz, A., & Artiles, C.
Year: 2016  (Available online: April, 2016)
Journal: Journal of Learning Disabilities.
Volume:
in press (Special Serie on Writing Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking Children).
Pages:
Original language: English.
DOI: 10.1177/0022219416642188
Impact Factor: 1.901 (Q1: EDUCATION, SPECIAL)


Abstract

This study examines the relationship and degree of predictability that the fluency of writing the alphabet from memory and the selection of allographs have on the measures of fluency and accuracy of spelling in a free writing sentence task when keyboarding. We used the Test Estandarizadopara la Evaluación de la Escritura con Teclado[Spanish Keyboarding Writing Test] (TEVET, Jiménez, 2012) as the assessment tool which allowed us to select a sample of 986 children (1st to 3rd grades). Children were classified according to the transcription skills measured by keyboard modality (i.e., poor keyboarders and good keyboarders) across different grades. The results demonstrated that the fluency in the tasks of writing the alphabet and allographs mediate the differences in spelling between good and poor keyboarders in the free writing task. The execution in the allograph selection task and writing alphabet from memory had different degrees of predictability in each of the groups in explaining the level of fluency and spelling in the free writing task sentences, depending on the grade. These results suggest that early assessment of writing by means of the computer keyboard can provide clues and guidelines for intervention and training to strengthen specific skills to improve writing performance in the early grades of primary education in transcription skills by keyboarding.

Keywords

Learning disabilities in writing, alphabet writing, allograph selection, sentence writing, spelling, keyboarding, fluency.

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Peake, C., Díaz, A., & Artiles, C. (in  press;  Available  online,  April, 2016). Alphabet writing and allograph selection as predictors of spelling in writing sentences by Spanish-speaking poor and good keyboarders children. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

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