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Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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5 news outlets
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1 policy source
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23 tweeters
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Title
Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009115.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Genevieve McArthur, Philippa M Eve, Kristy Jones, Erin Banales, Saskia Kohnen, Thushara Anandakumar, Linda Larsen, Eva Marinus, Hua-Chen Wang, Anne Castles

Abstract

Around 5% of English speakers have a significant problem with learning to read words. Poor word readers are often trained to use letter-sound rules to improve their reading skills. This training is commonly called phonics. Well over 100 studies have administered some form of phonics training to poor word readers. However, there are surprisingly few systematic reviews or meta-analyses of these studies. The most well-known review was done by the National Reading Panel (Ehri 2001) 12 years ago and needs updating. The most recent review (Suggate 2010) focused solely on children and did not include unpublished studies.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Australia 2 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 154 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 35 21%
Student > Master 35 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Student > Bachelor 11 7%
Other 28 17%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 40 25%
Social Sciences 34 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Neuroscience 9 6%
Other 22 13%
Unknown 30 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 60. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2019.
All research outputs
#373,645
of 15,734,993 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#876
of 11,270 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,290
of 259,544 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#44
of 491 outputs
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