A1 Journal article (refereed)
Supporting Acquisition of Spelling Skills in Different Orthographies Using an Empirically Validated Digital Learning Environment (2021)


Lyytinen, H. J., Semrud-Clikeman, M., Li, H., Pugh, K., & Richardson, U. (2021). Supporting Acquisition of Spelling Skills in Different Orthographies Using an Empirically Validated Digital Learning Environment. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 566220. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.566220


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All authors or editors: Lyytinen, Heikki Juhani; Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret; Li, Hong; Pugh, Kenneth; Richardson, Ulla

Journal or series: Frontiers in Psychology

eISSN: 1664-1078

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 12

Article number: 566220

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.566220

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75062


Abstract

This paper discusses how the association learning principle works for supporting acquisition of basic spelling and reading skills using digital game-based learning environment with the Finland-based GraphoLearn (GL) technology. This program has been designed and validated to work with early readers of different alphabetic writing systems using repetition and reinforcing connections between spoken and written units. Initially GL was developed and found effective in training children at risk of reading disorders in Finland. Today GL training has been shown to support learning decoding skills among children independent of whether they face difficulties resulting from educational, social, or biological reasons.


Keywords: language development; language acquisition; literacy; reading disorders; dyslexia; intervention; digital games; educational games; writing systems; orthography

Free keywords: reading acquisition; dyslexia; intervention; digital learning game; GraphoLearn technology; GraphoGame; writing system; orthography


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