MA Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney J.
Learning Disabilities, Math, Mnemonic Keyword, Special education, Vocabulary
Mnemonics; Learning disabled children--Education
Special Education and Teaching
The purposes of this study were to investigate (a) the impact of the mnemonic keyword strategy on the acquisition of mathematical vocabulary of students with learning disabilities, (b) the impact of the mnemonic keyword strategy on the retention of mathematical vocabulary of students with learning disabilities, and (c) the level of satisfaction that students with learning disabilities have with the mnemonic keyword method. Seven sixth grade students with learning disabilities participated in this study, which utilized a multiple baseline across participants design. During the baseline and mnemonic keyword intervention phases, students completed weekly assessments to measure their acquisition of mathematical vocabulary. At the end of the intervention, students completed an assessment of retention and a student satisfaction survey. Results showed that students benefited from the mnemonic keyword instruction, as it positively impacted their acquisition and retention of mathematical vocabulary. Also, survey results indicated that the majority of the students were satisfied with the mnemonic keyword method.
Siegel, Lily, "The effectiveness of the mnemonic keyword strategy on math vocabulary learning for students with learning disabilities" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2420.