Computer-based programs on acquisition of reading skills in schoolchildren (review of contemporary foreign investigations)



The article presents a description of 17 computer-based programs, which were used over the last 5 years (2008—2013) in 15 studies of computer-assisted reading instruction and intervention of schoolchildren. The article includes a description of specificity of various terms used in the above-mentioned studies and the contents of training sessions. The article also carries out a brief analysis of main characteristics of computer-based techniques — language of instruction, age and basic characteristics of students, duration and frequency of training sessions, dependent variables of education. Special attention is paid to efficiency of acquisition of different reading skills through computer-based programs in comparison to traditional school instruction.

General Information

Keywords: reading instruction, compensation of reading impairments< computer-based techniques, school age

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Prikhoda N.A. Computer-based programs on acquisition of reading skills in schoolchildren (review of contemporary foreign investigations) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 98–116. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalia A. Prikhoda, Post-Graduate Student, Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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