Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons

Stockholm, Sweden
May 31 - June 2, 1993

HSP-Form Training Helps Children to Begin With Reading

Torben Moller-Sorensen

PPR Odense, Odense, Denmark

During the years 87-91 experiments were carried out in order to investigate the possibility to influence reading abilities with visual perceptual training. They were carried out in normal school settings. The results were, that it seemed possible to influence positively the reading of many pupils with reading difficulties. The computer system HSP-Form Training was the system used in these experiments. In the school year 90/91 an experiment was carried out in two second grade classes in S0nderborg. It was the aim to investigate, if it was possible to influence the pupils reading skills by the use of visual training. Two kinds of training was used. One was HSP-Reading, a visual training system, which uses words, the other was HSP-Form Training. The result af this training seems to have been, that the children who trained with HSP-reading improved their speed and precision during silent reading decoding, and their spelling considerably more than the controls. The pupils who received HSP-Form Training became considerably more precise readers than did the controls during silent reading decoding.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Moller-Sorensen, Torben (1993): "HSP-form training helps children to begin with reading", In SLTDP-93, 121-124.