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Blick, Michele; Nicholson, Tom; Chapman, James; Berman, Jeanette – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2017
This study investigated the contribution of linguistic comprehension to the decoding skills of struggling readers. Participants were 36 children aged between eight and 12¬†years, all below average in decoding but differing in linguistic comprehension. The children read passages from the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability and their first 25 miscues…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Difficulties, Comprehension, Miscue Analysis
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Ness, Mike; Couperus, Josh; Willey, Matthew – Kairaranga, 2013
This study evaluates the efficacy of the Lexia Reading (LR) programme with a cohort of 37 students in a Decile 1 primary school. The students were randomly assigned to experimental (who used LR) and control groups (who did not use LR). The WIAT-II was used to provide pre and post measures of literacy skills. Results indicated that students who…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Rucklidge, Julia J.; McLean, Anthony P.; Bateup, Paula – Crime & Delinquency, 2013
Sixty youth (16-19 years) from two youth prison sites participate in a prospective study examining criminal offending and learning disabilities (LD), completing measures of estimated IQ, attention, reading, and mathematical and oral language abilities. Prevalence rates of LDs exceed those of international studies, with 91.67% of the offenders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency
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Fairgray, Elizabeth; Purdy, Suzanne C.; Smart, Jennifer L. – Volta Review, 2010
With modern improvements to hearing aids and cochlear implant (CI) technology, and consequently improved access to speech, there has been greater emphasis on listening-based therapies for children with hearing loss, such as auditory-verbal therapy (AVT). Speech and language, speech perception in noise, and reading were evaluated before and after…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Auditory Perception, Receptive Language, Assistive Technology