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|Title: ||Reading problems and treatments with dyslexia - is it too late for remedy in adulthood?|
|Authors: ||Wong, Ching Yee Sharon|
|Department: ||Department of Linguistics and Translation|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Course: ||LT4235 Project|
|Programme: ||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) In Linguistics and Language Technology|
|Supervisor: ||Dr. Lee, Wai Sum Vanti|
|Subjects: ||Dyslexia -- Treatment.|
Reading -- Remedial teaching.
Reading -- Phonetic method.
|Citation: ||Wong, C. Y. S. (2015). Reading problems and treatments with dyslexia: Is it too late for remedy in adulthood? (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from City University of Hong Kong, CityU Institutional Repository.|
|Abstract: ||Dyslexia, a specific learning disorder associated with reading and writing, has been
under concern in recent years. More and more students are found and identified as
having this learning disability. Some might not have chances to promptly remedy the
learning difficulties and they in turn grow up with persisting learning problems.
Previous studies have shown that phonological treatment is beneficial to both dyslexic
children and children at risk for dyslexia. Can this treatment be applied to a dyslexic
adult as well? This study is a case study on the effects of phonological training on a
young dyslexic adult who displayed reading dyslexic symptoms in English. A
short-term, tailor-made phonological training programme was designed and given to
the subject. Results indicate that the subject had improvement in English reading after
the training and had increased phonological awareness. The subject demonstrated
increased alphabetic knowledge and phonological decoding skills in the post-training
test, particularly in consonantal sound decoding and phoneme blending.|
|Appears in Collections:||OAPS - Dept. of Linguistics and Translation|
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