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Effectiveness of Remedial Reading Programme for Preschool Children with Hearing Impairment

Effectiveness of Remedial Reading Programme for Preschool Children with Hearing Impairment

I.P Gowramma
Prithi Nair
Ramanakumari P.V.
January, 2013

ABSTRACT

The need for better reading ability by children is mounting as the variety of school activities involves reading is increasing. Because of the importance given to reading in our schools, most non’ readers have problems in academic, vocational and other life roles. For children with hearing impairment, reading is an academic area which is most negatively affected. And it has a detrimental effect on the reading performance. However, intensive support to young children may prevent reading difficulties. Hence the present study aimed at identifying errors in reading as one of the components affecting acquisition of reading skills among children with hearing impairment. Kannada reading test (Kannada Vaachana Parikshana, Padmini) was administered to identify reading errors on ten children in the age group of 4-7 years attending a special preschool. It also aimed at finding out the efficacy of the remedial reading programme on children with hearing impairment. It indicates that the remedial reading material was effective as there is significant improvement in the performance of the children with hearing impairment. Thus the study concluded that remedial reading program is beneficial in bringing about improvement in the reading skills of children with hearing impairment.

Keywords: Reading, Remedial Reading Program, Pre-School children with Hearing Impairment

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