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ERIC Number: EJ791081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Avoidance Strategies in an Exceptional Child during Unsuccessful Reading Performances
Damico, Jack S.; Nelson, Ryan L.; Damico, Holly; Abendroth, Kathleen; Scott, Jennifer
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v22 n4-5 p283-291 Apr 2008
Employing an interactional analysis and focusing on the complexity of meaning making, this study investigates the uses of several types of avoidance strategies generated by a language-disordered boy who is struggling with literacy. The results suggest that these avoidance strategies may function as compensatory adaptations that assist him in overcoming his literacy limitations so that he can still sustain effective social action even within contexts where his literacy difficulties are highlighted. There are both theoretical and practical implications for these findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana