(a) Learning effectiveness
The training program was tailored for preschool children at risk for SpLD. It contains training sessions on 4 domains related to reading: oral language, orthographic knowledge, morphological awareness, and word recognition. The training program was designed at a level suitable for most kindergarten students weak in reading. The teaching strategies were designed with reference to the current literature review and clinical experiences to ensure that the training aroused the students' interest and enabled them to learn effectively from it.
(b) Professional development
The research findings provide research professionals with information on the linguistic and cognitive profiles of preschool students at risk for SpLD. Poor preschool readers also show difficulties in linguistic and cognitive areas. This finding provides the professionals with a deeper knowledge on poor readers' different learning profiles. With regard to their education, our resource package provides guidelines for the kindergarten teachers and related professionals to identify the students at risk. The package also serves as a sample of the training program demonstrating to teachers how a training program can be tailored for students at risk as well as how to help these students learn effectively.
(c) School development
The resource package is useful to schools because it provides detailed guidelines on identifying preschool students at risk for SpLD and strategies for teaching students at risk. Teachers should be better equipped with knowledge that caters to students at risk after going through the resource package. Thus, schools can better organize their curriculum to suit the needs of students at risk and prevent SpLD.