Dr Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka, Mamben Zingman & Moses M. Shittu
This study used the pretest-posttest true experimental research design to investigate effects of systematic phonics therapy on spelling ability and word recognition of students with psychogenic hearing impairment. The specific objectives were to find the level to which SPT can improve the spelling ability of Student’s with psychogenic hearing impairment, and to examine the extent to which SPT can enhance the word recognition of students with psychogenic hearing impairment. The population was forty (40) students with psychogenic hearing impairment. The sample size was twelve (12). The Teacher Made Spelling Ability and Word Recognition Test (TMSAWRT) was the instrument used to obtain data in this research. The intervention (Systematic Phonics Therapy) was given and data were collected and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics comprising of simple percentages, frequencies and tables to answer the two research questions. The two hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics. The results revealed that Systematic Phonics Therapy improved the acquisition of spelling ability and word recognition of students with psychogenic hearing impairment. This study recommended that Systematic Phonics Therapy should be conducted on all learners with hearing impairment at all levels of education, especially on those with psychogenic hearing impairment.