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ERIC Number: EJ790866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9242
A Computerized Treatment of Dyslexia: Benefits from Treating Lexico-Phonological Processing Problems
Tijms, Jurgen; Hoeks, Jan
Dyslexia, v11 n1 p22-40 Feb 2005
Two hundred sixty-seven 10- to 14-year-old Dutch children with dyslexia were randomly assigned to one of two samples that received a treatment for reading and spelling difficulties. The treatment was computer-based and focused on learning to recognise and use the phonological and morphological structure of Dutch words. The inferential algorithmic basis of the program ensured that the instruction was highly structured. The present study examined the reliability of the effects of the treatment, and provided an evaluation of the attained levels of reading and spelling by relating them to normal levels. Both samples revealed large, generalized treatment effects on reading accuracy, reading rate, and spelling skills. Following the treatment, participants attained an average level of reading accuracy and spelling. The attained level of reading rate was comparable to the lower bound of the average range. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands