International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Reading Strategies among UAE Students with Learning Disabilities
Hala Elhoweris, Negmeldin Alsheikh, Faridah Serajul Haq

The purpose of this study was to examine the reading strategies used by United Arab Emirates 6-10th grade students with learning disabilities while reading easy and difficult texts. Both quantitative and qualitative methodologies were employed in this study. Although all participants report that they are aware of a variety of reading strategies, the results of the think aloud protocol demonstrated that the participants do not use several reading strategies in the actual use of reading strategies. Additionally, the patterns of strategy use in their think aloud suggested that two more strategies including “Checking How Text Content Fits Purpose” and “Pausing and Thinking about Reading” were used for difficult texts than for easy texts.

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