Instruction in metacognitive strategies to increase deaf and hard-of-hearing students' reading comprehension

Kendra M. Benedict, Maria C. Rivera, Shirin D. Antia

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The purpose of this intervention study was to examine the use of a metacognitive strategy-the Comprehension, Check, and Repair Strategy-on strategic reading behavior, nonstrategic reading behavior, and reading comprehension of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). A multiple baseline design was used across 3 teacher-student dyads. Frequency data were collected on students' strategic reading behavior. Reading comprehension was assessed by counting the number of details the students retold after reading a content area passage. Results showed (a) an increase in strategic reading behavior for Students A, B, and C; and (b) an increase in reading comprehension for Student A, and possibly for Student B. Social validity data indicated high acceptability of the intervention. Teachers not only continued to use the strategy with their students after the study ended but also introduced it to other students with whom they worked. Instruction in metacognitive strategies to increase strategic reading behavior may be an effective means by which to increase reading comprehension for D/HH students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberenu026
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of deaf studies and deaf education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Speech and Hearing


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