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ERIC Number: EJ847667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
Tarzan Helps to Find Dyslexics: A Pseudo-Word Test
Takala, Marjatta; Kuusela, Jorma
Support for Learning, v24 n2 p81-85 May 2009
A pseudo-word test called Tarzan will be presented and standard scores for high school-aged students between 16 and 18 will be suggested. The test uses E. R. Burroughs' text, in which pseudo-words are added in order to study phonological coding and, through that, possible dyslexia. Girls performed better on the test and their scores correlated well with existing standardised tests. The test is easy and quick to perform and can be a tool for teachers when diagnosing reading problems. However, it cannot be used alone; several and diverse tests are needed. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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