Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Increasing Inferential Reading Comprehension Skills: A Single Case Treatment Study

 
Author(s) Laura B. Green
Karen L. Roth
Volume 37
Number 3
Year 2013
Page(s) 228-239
Language English
Category
Keywords Inferences reading
comprehension language
learning
disabilities
Abstract This pilot study investigated the effects of an inferential reading comprehension intervention program implemented in a public school setting with a fourth grader with a language disorder. The 8-week treatment period involved teaching a systematic approach for differentiating literal and inferential question types and specific strategies for answering the latter. Improvement was noted in the ability to answer inferential comprehension questions after reading a passage and in standardized reading comprehension test performance. No change was noted on a receptive vocabulary control measure. These results lend preliminary support to the effectiveness of this intervention approach.

Cette étude pilote explorait les effets d’un programme d’intervention sur la compréhension en lecture à l’aide d’inférences mis en oeuvre dans une école publique avec un élève de quatrième année atteint d’un trouble du langage. La période de traitement de huit semaines comprenait l’enseignement d’une approche systématique de différenciation entre les questions littérales et celles nécessitant des inférences ainsi que des stratégies particulières de réponses à ce type de questions. On a noté une amélioration dans la capacité de répondre aux questions de compréhension après la lecture d’un passage requérant des inférences et dans les performances à un test standardisé de compréhension en lecture. Aucun changement n’a été noté sur une mesure de contrôle du vocabulaire réceptif. Ces résultats offre un appui préliminaire à l’efficacité de cette approche d’intervention.
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Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/2013_CJSLPA_Vol_37/No_03_182-245/Green_Roth_Fall_2013.pdf
 
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