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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T25 - Improving Reading Comprehension for Adolescents With Significant Reading Disabilities

Oct 25, 2018 2:15pm ‐ Oct 25, 2018 4:15pm

Standard: $20.00


During this presentation, a discussion of the various subtypes of reading disabilities and two comprehensive supplemental reading programs designed to respond to the subtypes are presented. Findings from studies showing the effectiveness of the reading interventions and their impact on student comprehension and application of learned reading skills to core class text are discussed.

Learning Objective:

  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Assess the critical issues of adolescent literacy including the nature of the problem, differentiated language needs of students and effective instructional solutions (principles and practices).

Disclosure: Michael Hock, Mary Beth Calhoon, and Irma Brasseur-Hock have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Irma Brasseur-Hock, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor
  • Mary Beth Calhoon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Miami
  • Michael F. Hock, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist/ Director, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning

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