Generating inferences from written and spoken language: a comparison of children with visual impairment and children with sight
Edmonds, C. and Pring, Linda 2006. Generating inferences from written and spoken language: a comparison of children with visual impairment and children with sight. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 24 (2), pp. 337-351.
|Authors||Edmonds, C. and Pring, Linda|
The two experiments reported here investigated the ability of sighted children and children with visual impairment to comprehend text and, in particular, to draw inferences both while reading and while listening. Children were assigned into `comprehension skill' groups, depending on the degree to which their reading comprehension skill was in line with that predicted by their decoding skill. They then read (either print or Braille) and listened to a series of novel short stories. These were followed by a series of questions, which required either the generation of inferences, or an answer that could be taken literally from the text. The results suggest that children with and without sight are comparable in their ability to draw inferences, and that children with visual impairment show an advantage for literal questions under auditory presentation.
|Keywords||Developmental psychology; visual impairment|
|Journal||British Journal of Developmental Psychology|
|Journal citation||24 (2), pp. 337-351|
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|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/026151005X35994|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||17 Dec 2009|
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