Reading Comprehension: A Proposal for a Hybrid Approach This article presents reading comprehension from the narrow view of reading perspective. Comprehension is presented as linguistic in nature, no matter the modality in which the content occurs. The strategies, content, and targeted basal approaches are discussed. Speech-language pathologists possess unique knowledge that can promote linguistic comprehension before, during, and ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2011
Reading Comprehension: A Proposal for a Hybrid Approach
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  • Melissa M. Allen
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Douglas B. Petersen
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
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Article   |   March 01, 2011
Reading Comprehension: A Proposal for a Hybrid Approach
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 13-19. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.13
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 13-19. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.13

This article presents reading comprehension from the narrow view of reading perspective. Comprehension is presented as linguistic in nature, no matter the modality in which the content occurs. The strategies, content, and targeted basal approaches are discussed. Speech-language pathologists possess unique knowledge that can promote linguistic comprehension before, during, and after text reading. A hybrid approach that includes strategy and content approaches is recommended because these approaches may improve linguistic comprehension of specific texts and the generalization of skills across texts.

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