MA Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney J.
Middle School, Mnemonic Keyword Method, Spanish, Special Education, World Language
Learning disabled teenagers--Education; Mnemonics; Vocabulary
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was: (a) to examine the effectiveness of the keyword mnemonic method to improve the foreign language receptive vocabulary of students with learning disabilities, (b) to examine the effectiveness of the keyword mnemonic method to improve the productive foreign language vocabulary of students with learning disabilities and (c) to evaluate student satisfaction and perceptions of the keyword mnemonic method intervention. Three seventh and eighth grade students, one male and two females, with a learning disability participated in the study. A single subject ABAB design was used. During the baseline phases students received instruction using rote memorization. During the intervention phases students received instruction using the keyword mnemonic method. Daily assessments were scored throughout all phases. Results show that students improved their receptive foreign language and productive foreign language vocabulary during the intervention phases. The student satisfaction survey suggests students enjoyed using the keyword mnemonic method. Further research over an extended period of time is suggested to assess long term foreign language acquisition.
Consiglio, Jessica Anna, "The effectiveness of the keyword method on foreign language vocabulary for students with learning disabilities" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2581.