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1991

City University of New York (CUNY)

Deaf Students

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Comprehension Strategies Of Two Deaf Readers, Sue Livingston Jul 1991

Comprehension Strategies Of Two Deaf Readers, Sue Livingston

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Strategies for reading comprehension used by two deaf college students as they discussed assigned readings with their teacher and classmates are here shown in examples categorized, tallied, and compared. Both were active users of strategies, and their pattern of strategy use was similar: interpreting, questioning, paraphrasing, and integrating were the strategies most used. The student reader who preferred expressing and receiving English-like sign manifested a higher proportion of inaccurate interpretations and paraphrases than did the student reader who preferred receiving and expressing American Sign Language (ASL), primarily because the former was unfamiliar with written linguistic cues and conventions of narrative ...