Journal Article

An Analysis of the Reading Strategies Used by Adult and Student Deaf Readers

Alyssa Banner and Ye Wang

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Volume 16, issue 1, pages 2-23
Published in print January 2011 | ISSN: 1081-4159
Published online June 2010 | e-ISSN: 1465-7325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enq027
An Analysis of the Reading Strategies Used by Adult and Student Deaf Readers

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The purpose of this study was to identify and examine effective reading strategies used by adult deaf readers compared with student deaf readers. There were a total of 11 participants: 5 deaf adults ranging from 27 to 36 years and 6 deaf students ranging from 16 to 20 years. Assessment methods included interview and think-aloud procedures in which individuals were interrupted 3 times during the reading of a text to answer questions about their internal cognitive processes. It was found that both student and adult groups had highly skilled readers who demonstrated higher level reading strategies and less skilled readers who demonstrated lower level strategies, and only the highest skilled reader demonstrated both breadth and depth of strategies in all three categories: “constructing meaning,” “monitoring and improving comprehension,” and “evaluating comprehension.” The study contributes evidence toward two identified gaps in the existing body of research: (a) the lack of investigation into the reading strategies utilized by deaf readers in text comprehension and (b) the overemphasis of most research on studying less skilled deaf readers while overlooking highly proficient deaf readers.

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Subjects: Education ; Linguistics ; Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

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