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A Study of Comparison of Reading Abilities Characteristics between Students with Reading Disabilities and General Students and Correlation of Reading Ability Variables

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2012, 13(3), pp.291-312
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

WOO JEONG HAN 1

1대구사이버대학교

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ABSTRACT

The reading is complex activity constructing meanings, so various knowledge and skills are needed for successful reading. The purposes of this study were as follows: First, to compare reading abilities characteristics between students with reading disabilities and general students. Second, to know about the correlation of reading ability variables of students with reading disabilities and general students. Third, to know about the influence of variables on reading comprehension. For this study, 56 elementary school students(28 students with reading disabilities and 28 general students) were employed and tested by Reading Diagnosis Test. The data analysis method were two-way ANOVA, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. The results of this study were as follows. First, the performance of students with reading disabilities was lower than general students in word recognition, reading fluency, reading comprehension and listening comprehension. Second, the ability of reading comprehension had high correlation to listening comprehension, reading fluency and word recognition. Third, the influenceable variables for reading comprehension were listening comprehension, reading fluency and word recognition. Based on this results, some suggestions were provided for teaching students with reading disabilities.

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