Utilizing Multiple Representation System to Improve Reading Comprehension for Students with Learning Disabilities
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.
KeywordsLearning disabilities Cognitive support strategies
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