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The Deaf and Online Comprehension Texts, How Can Technology Help?

  • Simona Ottaviano
  • Gianluca Merlo
  • Antonella Chifari
  • Giuseppe Chiazzese
  • Luciano Seta
  • Mario Allegra
  • Valentina Samperi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)

Abstract

This paper focuses on metacognition and reading comprehension processes in hearing impaired students, as deafness causes a number of linguistic difficulties, affecting the comprehension and production of written text and reducing interest in reading. Then a web tool called Gym2Learn is described and the results of a single-subject-design are discussed. In conclusion, the effects of this system on deaf students’ learning performance are highlighted.

Keywords

Hearing impaired Web tool Metacognition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simona Ottaviano
    • 1
  • Gianluca Merlo
    • 1
  • Antonella Chifari
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Chiazzese
    • 1
  • Luciano Seta
    • 1
  • Mario Allegra
    • 1
  • Valentina Samperi
    • 1
  1. 1.Italian National Research CouncilInstitute for Educational Technologies, Email: gym2learn@itd.cnr.itPalermoItaly

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