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Fong, Cathy Yui-Chi; Ho, Connie Suk Han – First Language, 2019
Prior research on reading difficulties has mainly focused on word decoding problems. However, there exists another group of children -- poor comprehenders (PCs) -- who have normal word decoding abilities but difficulties in reading comprehension. Less is known about PCs especially in non-alphabetic languages such as Chinese. This study identified…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Reading Difficulties, Decoding (Reading), Psycholinguistics
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Wong, Terry Tin-Yau; Ho, Connie Suk-Han – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Arithmetic word-problem solving is an important component of elementary mathematics curricula that links school mathematics to real-life problem solving. The present 3-year longitudinal study examined children's arithmetic word-problem solving through understanding its 2 component processes: number-sentence construction and computation. Chinese…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Correlation
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Wong, Terry Tin-Yau; Ho, Connie Suk-Han; Tang, Joey – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2016
The current study aimed at addressing two issues concerning children's estimation performance: (1) to investigate whether the log-to-linear framework or the proportional judgment framework provided a better explanation of children's estimation patterns, and (2) to examine the consistency of response patterns in different estimation tasks. A sample…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Guidelines, Responses, Arithmetic
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Liu, Sylvia; Yuen, Mantak; Rao, Nirmala – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This exploratory study involved a structured group-games intervention to develop first-grade students' social competence. The effects were evaluated by assessing possible outcomes for the children's social status. A sample of 119 first-grade, mixed-ability students from a Hong Kong primary school participated in the sessions (63 boys, 56 girls:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence