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ERIC Number: EJ791116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9242
Resistant Readers 8 Months Later: Energizing the Student's Learning Milieu by Targeted Counselling
Andreassen, Anne Brit; Knivsberg, Ann Mari; Niemi, Pekka
Dyslexia, v12 n2 p115-133 May 2006
Several studies have reported that an alarming large subgroup of poor readers seems to be treatment resistant. This group obviously needs attention beyond standard special education instructions. In Norway, the National Centre for Reading Education and Research has been assigned the task of assisting the school psychological services nationwide in severe cases of reading disabilities. The aim of the present study of a clinical sample of students with severe dyslexia, due to phonological deficits, was to evaluate effects of counselling 8 months after a 2-day assessment at the centre. Sixty-five students, with a mean age of 12.3 years, participated. A thorough assessment of each student's strengths and problems was conducted at the centre. Additional information was obtained from the school psychological services, the teachers, and the parents. Diagnostic reports and proposals for remediation were forwarded to the school psychological services. Students', parents', and teachers' evaluation of the students' reading abilities 8 months after the assessment was retrieved for 75% of cases. Of these, 80% reported clear progress in the students' reading abilities. The progress could not be related to age, cognitive level, place of residence, or previous special education received, but instead to improved motivation. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway