In two experiments, learning disabled junior-high school students learned the definitions of 14 vocabulary words either according to a pictorial mnemonic strategy (the “keyword method”) or via the principles of direct instruction. Results of the first experiment showed that when specially constructed mnemonic illustrations were provided, the keyword method was substantially more effective than direct instruction. The keyword method continued to surpass direct instruction in the second experiment, even when keyword students were required to generate their own mnemonic images. The potential benefits of mnemonic vocabulary instruction for learning disabled populations are considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Learning Disability Quarterly|
|State||Published - Feb 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)
- Behavioral Neuroscience