Training effectiveness of various therapy methods in a child with Kanji writing difficulty - An investigation using controlled word stimuli by attributes

Akie Fujiyoshi, Akira Uno, Akihiro Kawasaki, Tomoko Taguchi, Noriko Haruhara, Kunihiro Fukushima

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Abstract

The participant was an eight-year-old right-handed boy with Kanji writing difficulty. We investigated the efficacy of two kinds of therapy methods using the single subject design method. Stimuli controlled by word attributes -for example, word validity, imageability, familiarity and number of strokes- were divided into three groups to enable comparison: two training word groups and one non-training group. The results showed that the newly developed method of memorizing the composition of Kanji characters orally (auditory method) is more effective than the traditional learning method (visual method) from the viewpoint of number of correct answers and retention rate. We conjectured that the training effectiveness was greater than for the word attribute method because there was no significant relationship between word attributes and the number of correct answers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
JournalJapan Journal of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kanji writing disorder
  • Single subject design method
  • Training effectiveness
  • Word attributes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing

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