Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to Students With Learning Disabilities: A Review of Research

by R. Gersten, L. S. Fuchs, J. P. Williams, S. Baker
Review of Educational Research ()
Get full text at journal


We review the body of research on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities. First, we describe the factors that lead to the comprehension difficulties of these students. Next we describe our procedures for reviewing the literature on effective instructional methods for this population. Next we review the body of studies involving instructional methods for improving the comprehension of narrative text This is followed by the research on techniques for improving the comprehension of expository text. We conclude with a discussion of ongoing,issues in the field-in particular, (a) the increased use of socially mediated instruction, (b) the need to teach multiple strategies to students to improve comprehension, and (c) controversies in how important it is to explicitly teach specific strategies versus merely providing flexible frameworks to structure dialogue on texts read.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

79 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
by Academic Status
39% Ph.D. Student
14% Student (Master)
9% Doctoral Student
by Country
6% United States
3% United Kingdom
3% Canada

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in