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ERIC Number: EJ819990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-9387
Training Reading Fluency among Poor Readers of German: Many Ways to the Goal
Huemer, Sini; Landerl, Karin; Aro, Mikko; Lyytinen, Heikki
Annals of Dyslexia, v58 n2 p115-137 Dec 2008
Outcomes of two training programs aimed at improving reading speed for 39 German-speaking poor readers in grades 2 and 4 were evaluated. During a 6-week training period, a specific target for children in a "computer group" was to improve reading of word-initial consonant clusters by practice in associating an orthographic unit with a corresponding phonological unit. Children in a "paired reading group" read books with an adult tutor. The results showed that, in reading words in which the computer-trained sublexical items were included, both groups exhibited similar improvement. A post hoc analysis suggested that computer training was associated with better reading skills with respect to the trained sublexical items; however, this improvement did not show large generalization effects to the words with the sublexical items. The paired reading group showed a more rapid gain in global word reading fluency than the computer group. Neither of the groups improved their pseudoword reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 4
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Language: English
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