Annals of Dyslexia

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 193–206 | Cite as

Phonological awareness training and remediation of analytic decoding deficits in a group of severe dyslexics

  • Ann W. Alexander
  • Helen G. Andersen
  • Patricia C. Heilman
  • Kytja K. S. Voeller
  • Joseph K. Torgesen
Part III Recent Research Findings


The goal of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Auditory Discrimination in Depth Program (ADD) in remediating the analytic decoding deficits of a group of severe dyslexics. A group of ten severely dyslexic students ranging in age from 93 to 154 months were treated in a clinic setting for 38 to 124 hours (average of 65 hours). Pre- and post-treatment testing was done with the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test and the Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization to assess changes in phonological awareness and analytic decoding skills. Results revealed statistically significant gains in phonological awareness and analytic decoding skills.


Phonological Awareness Word Reading Reading Skill Reading Disability Speech Sound 
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© The Orton Dyslexia Society 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann W. Alexander
    • 1
  • Helen G. Andersen
    • 1
  • Patricia C. Heilman
    • 1
  • Kytja K. S. Voeller
    • 2
  • Joseph K. Torgesen
    • 3
  1. 1.The Morris CenterGainesville
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainesville
  3. 3.Florida State UniversityTallahassee

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