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Reading Comprehension

Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties

Woolley, Gary

2011, XV, 259 p.

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  • Brings together two complex issues: reading comprehension and learning difficulties
  • Introduces a model for classifying reading comprehension
  • Focuses on recent conceptualizations of working memory and its function with regards to reading and comprehension
  • Discusses reading comprehension at the word and discourse level
  • Identifies evidence-based reading comprehension methods identified as being effective for children with learning difficulties

Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties examines the complex nature of reading comprehension. It introduces a model for classifying reading comprehension based on an expanded Simple View of Reading. Issues related to assessment, diagnosis, and remediation of reading comprehension difficulties are discussed and translated into clear recommendations to inform reading intervention design and practice. It gives an informed understanding as to why reading comprehension is difficult for some children with learning disabilities such as ADHD, autism, language difficulties and dyslexia. From leading literacy research, the book develops a deeper understanding of thinking processes that facilitate comprehension at the word, discourse, and metacognitive levels. Children will benefit from the introduction of evidence-based methods for teaching reading comprehension using structured multiple-strategy frameworks.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » cognitive architecture - language processing - mental modeling - mental modelling - metacognition - motivation - reading comprehension - self-regulation - simple view reading - strategic processing - visualising - visualizing - word level - working memory model

Related subjects » Education & Language - Learning & Instruction

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