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Schiff, Rachel; Schwartz-Nahshon, Sarit; Nagar, Revital – Annals of Dyslexia, 2011
This research explored phonological and morphological awareness among Hebrew-speaking adolescents with reading disabilities (RD) and its effect on reading comprehension beyond phonological and word-reading abilities. Participants included 39 seventh graders with RD and two matched control groups of normal readers: 40 seventh graders matched for…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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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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Sparks, Richard L; Patton, Jon; Ganschow, Leonore; Humbach, Nancy; Javorsky, James – Annals of Dyslexia, 2006
Fifty-four students were tested at specific time intervals over 10 years to determine best native language (NL) predictors of oral and written foreign language (FL) proficiency and FL aptitude. All participants completed two years of Spanish, French, or German. Each was administered measures of NL literacy, oral language, and cognitive ability in…
Descriptors: Written Language, Intervals, Cognitive Ability, Oral Language
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Penney, Trevor B.; Leung, Kar Man; Chan, Po Chi; Meng, Xiangzhi; McBride-Chang, Catherine A. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2005
The role of information processing deficits in poor readers of nonalphabetic scripts such as Chinese is not well documented. Here, we examined perceptual processing in good and poor readers of Chinese. Specifically, two groups of third grade children comprising 20 "good readers" and 19 "poor readers," drawn from a larger pool of 254 students, were…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Grade 3, Phonology, Phonemes