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Aro, Mikko; Björn, Piia Maria – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
The aim of the study was to explore the Finnish preservice and inservice teachers' knowledge of language constructs relevant for literacy acquisition. A total of 150 preservice teachers and 74 inservice teachers participated in the study by filling out a questionnaire that assessed self-perceived expertise in reading instruction, knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers
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Hintikka, Sini; Landerl, Karin; Aro, Mikko; Lyytinen, Heikki – Annals of Dyslexia, 2008
Outcomes of three different types of computerized training in sub-lexical items (word-initial consonant clusters) on reading speed for 39 German-speaking poor readers in Grades 2 and 3 were evaluated. A phonological-orthographic association group, a reading aloud group, and a combined group were compared in performance with an untrained control…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Generalization, Reading Aloud to Others, Grade 2
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Huemer, Sini; Landerl, Karin; Aro, Mikko; Lyytinen, Heikki – Annals of Dyslexia, 2008
Outcomes of two training programs aimed at improving reading speed for 39 German-speaking poor readers in grades 2 and 4 were evaluated. During a 6-week training period, a specific target for children in a "computer group" was to improve reading of word-initial consonant clusters by practice in associating an orthographic unit with a corresponding…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Phonemes, Economically Disadvantaged, Grade 2
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Lyytinen, Heikki; Aro, Mikko; Eklund, Kenneth; Erskine, Jane; Guttorm, Tomi; Laakso, Marja-Leena; Leppanen, Paavo H. T.; Lyytinen, Paula; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Richardson, Ulla; Torppa, Minna – Annals of Dyslexia, 2004
Children at risk for familial dyslexia (n = 107) and their controls (n = 93) have been followed from birth to school entry in the Jyvaskyla Longitudinal study of Dyslexia (JLD) on developmental factors linked to reading and dyslexia. At the point of school entry, the majority of the at-risk children displayed decoding ability that fell at least 1…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Child Development, At Risk Persons, Young Children