Welcome to MASTer

The Macquarie University Adult Spelling Trainer (MASTer) was designed to train adults how to spell difficult words that do not follow the sound-letter rules (irregular words). It produced large and significant training effects in 10 adults with typical spelling abilities. This programme is based on similar programmes that have been used to successfully train children with spelling difficulties to spell irregular words. The MASTer can be used to train any set of words. For instance, you may wish to select words that are functionally useful, or those that have high written frequencies or are easier to spell, depending on the adult’s initial level of spelling ability. However, if you wish to use a set of words developed for use with adults with typical spelling, you can download the Macquarie University (MQ) Adult Advanced Spelling Test (MAAST), which is also available on MOTIf (www.motif.org.au).

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