This assisted me in determining methods for supporting Vlad's skill in overcoming word reading errors and improving his self-correction
He was encouraged to make self-corrections
if he sorted a word in the wrong category.
Since it is only the learners who are actually capable of making permanent changes to their interlanguage systems, it has been generally assumed that self-correction is the most beneficial way of repairing communication breakdowns.
This finding was confirmed by the results of the student questionnaires, since the learners had similar perceptions concerning the opportunities they had for self-correction irrespective of who provided instruction.
Rather, the organization of repair in conversation provides centrally for self-correction, which can be arrived at by the alternative routes of self-initiation and other initiation -- routes which are themselves so organized as to favor self-initiated self-repair" (1977: 377).
A January 1997 policy statement -- the administrative policy regarding self-corrections
-- permits certain plan operating mistakes to be corrected without sanctions before an audit begins.
Tutees make substantial gains in sight vocabulary, reading accuracy and self-corrections, comprehension, and reading age.
Gains in accuracy and self-correction were almost twice as many as the control group.