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Teaching reading comprehension strategies to students with learning disabilities: A review of research

by Russell Gersten, Lynn S Fuchs, Joanna P Williams, Scott Baker
Review of Educational Research


Gersten et al review the body of research on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities. Among the findings are an increased use of socially mediated instruction, the need to teach multiple strategies to students to improve comprehension and controversies in how important it is to explicitly teach specific strategies vs merely providing flexible frameworks to structure dialogue on texts read.

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