Approaches to Reading Instruction

Barbara R. Schirmer and Cheri Williams

in The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Volume 1, Second Edition

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Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199750986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Approaches to Reading Instruction

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The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research on approaches to reading instruction with deaf students. Although the body of research literature on the reading processes of deaf students consistently generates implications for instruction, relatively few studies have investigated instructional interventions with deaf readers. Brief descriptions of the research published before 2000 are offered in this chapter, except in cases of early seminal studies and lone studies in major areas, as a foundation for understanding the current research that is described in greater detail. The chapter concludes with a discussion of implications for future research on instructional approaches that could serve to inform teacher practice.

Keywords: deaf; hard-of-hearing; hearing loss; reading; literacy; writing; word recognition; fluency; comprehension; emergent literacy; phonological skill

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Subjects: Psychology ; Educational Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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