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Title:  Alphabetic Phonics
Description: Alphabetic Phonics is an ungraded, multisensory curriculum distributed by School Specialty Intervention that teaches the structure of the English language and can be taught to individuals or small groups of elementary or secondary school students. This phonetic program teaches reading, handwriting, spelling, verbal and written expression, and comprehension by simultaneously engaging students in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. The What Works Clearinghouse review of the research on Alphabetic Phonics for students with disabilities identified 13 studies that were published or released between 1989 and 2009. No studies that fall within the scope of the Students with Learning Disabilities review protocol meet WWC evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Alphabetic Phonics for students with learning disabilities.
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Cover Date: July 2010
Web Release: July 1, 2010
Publication #: WWC IRSLDAP10
Center/Program: WWC
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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