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A comparison of sighted and visually impaired children’s text comprehension

Papastergiou, Athanasia, Pappas, Vasileios (2019) A comparison of sighted and visually impaired children’s text comprehension. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 85 . pp. 8-19. ISSN 0891-4222. (doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2018.10.003) (KAR id:69764)

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Abstract

Aim: Do children with visual impairments outperform their sighted cohorts in reading and auditory comprehension tasks? Methods: We address this question by applying panel regression techniques on a comprehensive sample of 16 children with visual impairments from a Greek special school for students with visual impairments. Results: By comparing the reader comprehender profile for both children types, we find that the children with visual impairments perform better than their sighted counterparts. The better performance is supported both unconditionally and conditionally on idiosyncratic characteristics, such as age, text complexity, modality, sex and reading ability. Conclusion: Decomposing the reader comprehender profile into a literal, global and local type of questions we find that the results are mainly driven by the superior performance of the children with VI in the literal questions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.10.003
Uncontrolled keywords: Braille, Visual impairment, Inference making ability, Reading comprehension, Listening comprehension
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Vasileios Pappas
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 19:21 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 13:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pappas, Vasileios: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1885-4832
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