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Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

International Perspectives

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1440-9, eISBN: 978-1-84950-503-1

Publication date: 18 July 2007


Reading comprehension is a critical area of instruction for all students, but particularly for students with learning disabilities (LD) that impede their ability to understand what they read. This synthesis includes 30 intervention studies on reading comprehension for students with LD conducted in several countries and all regions of the United States. Specifically, the current review focuses on the efficacy of these strategies across grade levels, with various types of reading materials, and in conjunction with other instructional components that have potential to enhance instructional benefits to students. Results suggest that reading comprehension instruction is effective for improving the skills of this population.


Berkeley, S. (2007), "Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities", Scruggs, T.E. and Mastropieri, M.A. (Ed.) International Perspectives (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 79-99.



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