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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