Journal article

Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers (Review)

Genevieve McArthur, Yumi Sheehan, Nicholas A Badcock, Deanna A Francis, Hua-Chen Wang, Saskia Kohnen, Erin Banales, Thushara Anandakumar, Eva Marinus, Anne Castles



BACKGROUND: The reading skills of 16% of children fall below the mean range for their age, and 5% of children have significant and severe reading problems. Phonics training is one of the most common reading treatments used with poor readers, particularly children. OBJECTIVES: To measure the effect of phonics training and explore the impact of various factors, such as training duration and training group size, that might moderate the effect of phonics training on literacy-related skills in English-speaking poor readers. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, 12 other databases, and three trials registers up to May 2018. We also searched reference lists of included studies and c..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

Macquarie University, Australia. Funds for the salaries of McArthur, Castles, Larsen, and MarinusNational Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (488518), Australia. Funds the salaries of Kohnen, Jones, and BanalesAustralian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant (DP0879556), Australia. Funds for the salaries of McArthur, Anandakumar, and Larsen