Search results for author:"Timo Ahonen"
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Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research Vol. 46, No. 1 (2002) pp. 83–98
Developed a computer-based assessment of the use of beginning and end analogies based on clue syllables of five different syllable structures to examine the role of analogy in an orthographically regular language, Finnish. Results for 47 children...
Does Training in Syllable Recognition Improve Reading Speed? A Computer-Based Trial with Poor Readers from Second and Third Grade
Scientific Studies of Reading Vol. 17, No. 6 (2013) pp. 398–414
Repeated reading of infrequent syllables has been shown to increase reading speed at the word level in a transparent orthography. This study confirms these results with a computer-based training method and extends them by comparing the training...
Reading comprehension, word reading and spelling as predictors of school achievement and choice of secondary education
Learning and Instruction Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 201–210
The main aim of this study was to find out what kind of factor model of written language skills could be created on the basis of tests of reading accuracy and fluency, spelling and reading comprehension, and how the written language skills factor...
Predicting Word-Level Reading Fluency Outcomes in Three Contrastive Groups: Remedial and Computer-Assisted Remedial Reading Intervention, and Mainstream Instruction
Learning and Individual Differences Vol. 20, No. 5 (October 2010) pp. 402–414
The aim of the longitudinal intervention study was to build a model of predictive values of reading fluency in three contrastive reading groups: remedial and computer-assisted remedial reading intervention, and mainstream instruction, to identify...
Assessment of Three-and-a-Half-Year-Old Children's Emerging Phonological Awareness in a Computer Animation Context
Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 36, No. 5 (2003) pp. 416–23
Four computer-animated tasks were created to analyze the underlying structure of emerging phonological awareness at 3.5 years of age and to explore factors that influence children's (n=91) performance. The children were able to master tasks...
Teacher-perceived supportive classroom climate protects against detrimental impact of reading disability risk on peer rejection
Noona Kiuru; Anna-Maija Poikkeus; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Eija Pakarinen; Martti Siekkinen; Timo Ahonen; Jari-Erik Nurmi
Learning and Instruction Vol. 22, No. 5 (October 2012) pp. 331–339
This study examined the role of a supportive classroom climate, class size, and length of teaching experience as protective factors against children's peer rejection. A total of 376 children were assessed in kindergarten for risk for reading...