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ERIC Number: EJ797660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Validation of Unsupervised Computer-Based Screening for Reading Disability in Greek Elementary Grades 3 and 4
Protopapas, Athanassios; Skaloumbakas, Christos; Bali, Persefoni
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v6 n1 p45-69 2008
After reviewing past efforts related to computer-based reading disability (RD) assessment, we present a fully automated screening battery that evaluates critical skills relevant for RD diagnosis designed for unsupervised application in the Greek educational system. Psychometric validation in 301 children, 8-10 years old (grades 3 and 4; including 288 from the general school population and 13 from a clinical sample), indicated that computer-based screening can detect children likely to be diagnosed with RD (with 80-86% correct classification), using a linear discriminant function derived from measures taken without supervision within a 30-minute "computer game" interaction. We conclude that automated screening solutions constitute a feasible option in the context of a shortage of expert personnel. (Contains 7 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece