Graduate School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Wide Range Achievement Spelling Test was administered to 64 aphasic subjects. Total errors on each of the 100 test words and errors made by subjects in each quartile were analyzed in relation to the logarithm of word frequency, and word length determined by number of letters. Both word length and word frequency were found to be significant variables in determining the spelling performance of aphasic subjects. Word frequency and word length were negatively correlated, and accounted almost completely for the errors on the test words in all segments of the population.