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Effect of Orthographic Transparency on Letter Position Encoding: A Comparison of Greek and English Monoscriptal and Biscriptal Readers
Language and Cognitive Processes Vol. 23, No. 2 (March 2008) pp. 258–281
The effect of orthographic transparency on letter position encoding was investigated using a visual search task given to skilled readers of English (a deep orthography) or Greek (a transparent orthography). Two groups of younger participants,...
Enhanced recognition of written words and enjoyment of reading in struggling beginner readers through whole-word multimedia software
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 199–208
The effectiveness of a reading intervention using the whole-word multimedia software ‘Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) for Clicker’ was compared to a reading intervention using traditional ORT Big Books. Developing literacy skills and attitudes towards...
Closing the gap: Efficacy of a tablet intervention to support the development of early mathematical skills in UK primary school children
Computers & Education Vol. 108, No. 1 (May 2017) pp. 43–58
The efficacy of a hand-held tablet technology intervention with learner-centred interactive software aimed at supporting the development of early maths skills was evaluated in four studies conducted in three UK primary schools. Immediate and...
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 23, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 31–51
This study examined the extent to which multimedia features of typical literacy learning software provide added benefits for developing literacy skills compared with typical whole-class teaching methods. The effectiveness of the multimedia software...