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Guan, Connie Qun; Ye, Feifei; Meng, Wanjin; Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 2013
We studied the performance in three genres of Chinese written composition (narration, exposition, and argumentation) of 158 grade 4, 5, and 6 poor Chinese text comprehenders compared with 156 good Chinese text comprehenders. We examined text comprehension and written composition relationship. Verbal working memory (verbal span working memory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition)
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Leong, Che Kan; Loh, Ka Yee; Ki, Wing Wah; Tse, Shek Kam – Annals of Dyslexia, 2011
We investigated the effects of enhancing orthographic knowledge on the spelling of Chinese characters and words in 131 eight-year-old Chinese children at risk for dyslexia. The traditional approach (37 children) emphasizing memory and repeated writing was the control condition. The analytic and synthetic approach (ASA, 33 children) stressed…
Descriptors: Spelling, Phonology, Morphemes, Dyslexia
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Leong, Che Kan; Hau, Kit Tai; Tse, Shek Kam; Loh, Ka Yee – Annals of Dyslexia, 2007
The present study examined the role of verbal working memory (memory span and tongue-twister), two-character Chinese pseudoword reading (two tasks), rapid automatized naming (RAN) (letters and numbers), and phonological segmentation (deletion of rimes and onsets) in inferential text comprehension in Chinese in 31 less competent comprehenders…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Memory, Control Groups, Chinese
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 2002
This commentary reviews forthcoming articles on the scientific study of dyslexia, genetic and neurophysiological aspects of dyslexia, cross-linguistic aspects of literacy development and dyslexia, and theory-based practice. It concludes that educators should continue to strive to promote theory-based research and evidence-based practice to achieve…
Descriptors: Child Development, Dyslexia, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 2002
This article discusses the contributions of Margaret Byrd Rawson in the field of dyslexia. She was instrumental in the founding of the Jemicy School in Maryland, served as President of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and was on the IDA Council of Advisors at the time of her death. (CR)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Child Development, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education
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Leong, Che Kan; Jerred, Wendy D. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2001
A study involving 91 children (ages 3-5) divided into more able and less able sub-groups found mathematical word problems containing inconsistent information were more difficult than those with consistent information. Word problems containing inadequate and redundant information were more difficult to explain than those items with just enough…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Dyslexia, Elementary Education, Information Utilization
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Leong, Che Kan; Cheng, Pui-Wan; Lam, Catherine C. C. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2000
A lexical decision study with two groups of tertiary students (n=43) differing in their Chinese language ability found that even for adult readers differing in their Chinese language ability, lexicality, frequency of characters, and the consistency of semantic radicals affect accurate and rapid character identification. Teaching suggestions are…
Descriptors: Adults, Chinese, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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Leong, Che Kan; Sheh, Simon – Annals of Dyslexia, 1982
Results showed that students in grades two and four could be differentiated on the basis of simultaneous-successive factor scores and that the differentiation into high-high and low-low cognitive processing subgroups also differentiated Ss in their phonological awareness, disambiguation of ambiguities, appreciation of incongruities and riddles,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Intermediate Grades, Primary Education
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1999
This study attempted to predict spelling errors of 222 children (grades 4-6) from their performance on pseudohomophone choice and rhyme matching tasks. Analysis showed that both accurate and rapid choice of pseudohomophones sounding like real words and rhyme matching contributed substantially to variations in spelling. (Contains extensive…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Intermediate Grades, Learning Problems, Predictor Variables
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
A model for understanding reading, containing three components (orthographic/phonological, morphological, and sentence and paragraph comprehension) was tested with 298 preadolescent readers. Maximum likelihood analyses showed that the model provides a good fit for the grade 4 data, a reasonable fit for grade 5, but was less unambiguous for grade…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Models, Morphology (Languages)
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
Two experiments sought to determine the orthographic and phonological factors in derived morphology that affected the reading and spelling performance of 75 intermediate-grade poor readers. Subgroups of poor readers used different mechanisms in producing derived or base forms of words according to the complexity of the orthographic and/or…
Descriptors: Grammar, Intermediate Grades, Morphology (Languages), Performance Factors
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1986
Commonalities and differences in the processing mechanism of analytic reading in English and Chinese orthography are compared. Although the phonological processing route is more prominent in English and the morphological route in Chinese, certain processing routes may be implicated in reading disorders. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Chinese, Comparative Analysis, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1984
The paper relates early work of Samuel Orton on cerebral dominance to current neuropsychological concepts of laterality as reciprocal functions of the two cerebral hemispheres. The genetic-cultural perspectives of laterality and functional asymmetry in relation to learning disorders are discussed. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Lateral Dominance, Neurological Organization
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1991
This paper first examines views of developmental dyslexia in the 1960s and the 1970s; then discusses issues of the 1980s (e.g., the importance of verbal efficiency); and then projects to the 1990s the challenges of computer technology as mediated learning, "bounded rationality," and "collective rationality" in education. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Dyslexia, Educational History