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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(12): 876-883 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.12.988

Effect of Computer-Assisted Intervention on Early Phonological Processing Skills for Kindergarten Children in Hong Kong

Man Ching Law and Khe Foon Hew
Abstract—The present study investigates the effect of computer-assisted intervention targeting phonological processing skills in Hong Kong kindergarteners who learn English as a second language (ESL). Thirty children received 18 sessions of 45 minutes phonological processing skills intervention over nine weeks. Children in the experimental group (n = 15) received computer-assisted intervention, while the control group (n = 15) received intervention by traditional (pencil-and-paper) teaching approach. Following a pretest – posttest – retention test design, participants were assessed for their phonological processing skills changes by alliteration test, blending test, phoneme segmentation test and rhyme test before the intervention, after the intervention and 10 weeks after the intervention. The results indicated that children in the experimental group outperformed than those in the control group in all subtests during the posttest. A retention test which held 10 weeks after the intervention revealed that significant gains in the experimental group were maintained in the alliteration test and rhyme test.

Index Terms—Computer-assisted intervention, CAI, early reading development, phonological processing skills.

M. C. Law is with the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (e-mail: pixytess@hku.hk).
K. F. Hew is with the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (e-mail:kfhew@hku.hk).

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Cite: Man Ching Law and Khe Foon Hew, "Effect of Computer-Assisted Intervention on Early Phonological Processing Skills for Kindergarten Children in Hong Kong," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 876-883, 2017.

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