Efficiency with which disabled and nondisabled students locate words in cue windows: Study of three organizational strategies - Frequency of word use, word length, and alphabetic order

Amy Lanspa, Lisa A. Wood, David R. Beukelman

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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of word list order (length, alphabetic, and frequency of word use) on the rate with which two groups of students identified targeted words from word prompt lists. The two groups were composed of participants with language and learning disabilities and participants with age-appropriate language and literacy skills. Results indicated that both groups identified targeted words more rapidly when words were ordered by length rather than by alphabet or frequency of use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997



  • Learning disability
  • Literacy
  • Word prediction
  • Word prompt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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