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ERIC Number: EJ815611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Computer-Based Phonological Skills Training for Primary Students with Mild to Moderate Dyslexia--A Pilot Study
Blythe, John M.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v6 p39-49 2006
This pilot study investigated the efficacy of "Phonics Alive 2: The Sound Blender", a computer-based phonological skills training program, delivered with both at-home and at-school components over a 10-week period, as a potential treatment of phonological dyslexia. Participants were 20 dyslexic primary students with an average delay of 13 months on a word reading task; 11 months on a reading comprehension task, and 25 months on a pseudoword decoding task. Results indicated significant main and interaction effects for the treatment group, particularly on reading comprehension and pseudoword decoding measures. Discussion of results includes the potential advantages of computer-based treatment programs which involve the home and the school in cooperative ways. (Contains 1 table, 8 figures, and 1 footnote.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 6; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia