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Hellstrand, Heidi; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
This manuscript presents a study in which the new version of the computer-based training programme, The Number Race (NR), was used as an intervention for mathematically low-performing children in grade one (M[subscript age] = 86.46, SD = 3.89). In addition to ordinary teacher instruction in mathematics, the intervention group (n = 29) received NR…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Aunio, Pirjo; Mononen, Riikka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of an educational computer game, Lola's World, on low-performing children's early numeracy skills. Four preschools with 33 children from families of low socio-economic status (M[subscript age] = 5.5 years) took part in this study. Of the 33 children, 23 were split randomly into two groups: an…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Children
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Hotulainen, Risto; Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper reports the results of the improving thinking skills (ITS-1) intervention study on the thinking skills of low-achieving first graders. The intervention programme consists of 12 lessons, each lasting for 45 min. Lessons offer enriched-discovery learning activities and tasks to be solved through inductive reasoning. We used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In 2011, there was a legislative reform regarding educational support in Finland, with a focus on early identification, differentiation and flexible arrangement of support using a multi-professional approach, the three-tier support model. The main aim of this study was to investigate what educational support practices are used with low-performing…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Special Education Teachers
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Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Evidence-based practice is highly appreciated and demanded in the field of education, especially in relation to extra support provided for children struggling with learning. Currently, there is a lack of intervention studies in the area of mathematics. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a short mathematics intervention programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Aunio, Pirjo; Hautamaki, Jarkko; Van Luit, Johannes E. H. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
This study investigated the possibility of enhancing the level of preschoolers number sense by introducing two intervention programmes, "Lets think!" and "Young children with special educational needs count, too!" Forty-five preschoolers, mean age 66.4 months, were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experimental Groups, Educational Needs, Preschool Children