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Computer-assisted interventions targeting reading skills of children with reading disabilities - a longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23338977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of three computerized interventions on the reading skills of children with reading disabilities in Grade 2. This longitudinal intervention study included five test sessions over 1 year. Two test points occur before the intervention, and three afterwards. The last follow-up was conducted 1 year after the first measurement. One hundred thirty children in Grade 2 participated in the study. Three groups of children with reading difficulties received computerized training programmes: one aimed at improving word decoding skills and phonological abilities, the second focused on word and sentence levels and the third was a combination of these two training programmes. A fourth group received ordinary special instruction. In addition, there was one comparison group with age-matched typical readers. All groups improved their reading skills. The group that received combined training showed greater improvement than the one with ordinary special instruction and the group of typical readers at two follow-ups. The longitudinal results indicate additional positive results for the group that received the combined training, the majority of students from that group being no longer judged to be needing special education 1 year after the intervention.
Linda Fälth; Stefan Gustafson; Tomas Tjus; Mikael Heimann; Idor Svensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dyslexia (Chichester, England)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1099-0909     ISO Abbreviation:  Dyslexia     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  2013-11-15     Revised Date:  2013-11-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9511375     Medline TA:  Dyslexia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Case-Control Studies
Cognitive Therapy / methods*
Comprehension / physiology
Dyslexia / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Longitudinal Studies
Memory, Short-Term
Recognition (Psychology)
Therapy, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Time Factors
Verbal Learning

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