Utilizing multiple representation system to improve reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities

Ting Fang Wu*, Ming Chung Chen, Hui Shan Lo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Reading skill is an important ability for students, and students acquire knowledge through reading. However, it is difficult for students with learning disabilities (LD) to read effectively without any support. The purpose of this study was to develop a Multiple-representation system, which provided different kinds of cognitive supports for reading and to examine the effects of cognitive supports by comparing the reading performance of students with LD in the situations of with and without cognitive supports. The “Multiple-representation system” includes six cognitive support strategies. The result demonstrated that the participants performed better when reading with cognitive supports. The “Multiple-representation system” provides learners with LD an individualized cognitive supports adapted to their needs in digital learning environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 16th International Conference, ICCHP 2018, Proceedings
EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Georgios Kouroupetroglou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages527-530
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319942766
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2018 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2018 Jul 112018 Jul 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10896 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2018
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityLinz
Period2018/07/112018/07/13

Keywords

  • Cognitive support strategies
  • Learning disabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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