Title

Reading comprehension difficulties experienced by students with learning disabilities

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Graham, L & Bellert, A 2005, 'Reading comprehension difficulties experienced by students with learning disabilities', Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 71-78.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1080/19404150509546791

Abstract

Students with learning disabilities often experience poor comprehension due to their failure to read strategically and to spontaneously monitor their understanding while reading. This paper discusses in relation to current literature, the various problems with reading comprehension commonly experienced by students with learning disabilities. Specifically, these students may encounter problems in: (A) using background knowledge appropriately; (B) decoding and word recognition; (C) vocabulary knowledge; (D) fluency; (E) strategy use and metacognitive skills; and (F) differentiating between common text structures.