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Reading Decoding
Cognitive training

Reading Decoding training program aims to improve reading skills by developing automatic recognition of the most common words used in texts of average readability. A text of average readability is comprised of around 40 percent grammatical words such as "to", "at", "the", etc., and 12 percent everyday verbs such as "to come" and "to be able". Identifying these kinds of words thus counts for more than 50 percent of a text's sight reading. Developing automatic recognition of these words not only enables the client to increase his/her ease and speed of sight reading, but allows him or her to devote more attentional resources to understanding the text as a whole.

Target Clientele

Children and adults (5 years and older) who:

NOTE: May be used by anyone as a simple cognitive training activity.

Target Skills

Mode: Visual
Principal skill(s) targeted: Decoding and automatic word recognition

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: Sole 24

Scenario and task: A man is out fishing. While there is a wide variety of fish available to be caught, he is looking for fish containing a certain letter, syllable or word. The client can see what element the man is thinking about and must select the fish that contain this element from among decoy fish. The number of potential correct catches in the exercise is indicated by a series of boxes at the top of the screen. Each time the client catches one of the target fish, one of the boxes is filled in; the remaining boxes thus informing the client of the number of fish that remain to be caught.

Throughout the exercise, one can access the «Session» menu by clicking on the right-hand button of the mouse, thus making the curser appear.

Response mode(s): Click on the mouse or use arrow keys and the space bar to select.

Feedback:

Well Done! Correct response
Oops… Incorrect response

At the end of each scenario, feedback regarding the number of correct and incorrect catches, as well as fish that were missed is provided.

Difficulty Level Variables

Level Completion Criterion: 3 consecutive successfully completed scenarios

The exam

There is no exam offered for this program. To assess mastery of this program's content, refer to the Letters-Syllables-Words program exam.

Background

Instructions

« Catch the fish that contain the targets. »