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ERIC Number: EJ875686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Reading Mechanisms in Orally Educated Deaf Adults
Dominguez, Ana-Belen; Alegria, Jesus
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v15 n2 p136-148 Spr 2010
This study was aimed at determining the reading mechanisms used by deaf adults who had completed secondary or higher education. Our main hypothesis was that they used a reading strategy consisting of identifying (some of) the key words of sentences and deriving an overall representation of their meaning. All the predictions derived from this hypothesis were supported by the results. In addition, an orthographic test showed that they possessed an orthographic lexicon richer than hearing group of the same reading level. This is in harmony with the "key word strategy." Finally, most of the deaf participants (12 out of 14) reached scores in metaphonological tasks slightly under the level reached by the hearing group. It is speculated that the mechanisms of reading and spelling at play in deaf adults are based on phonological representations of words.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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