Captions and reading rates of hearing-impaired students

Reading rate is one of several attributes of reading having a bearing on how effectively and efficiently one reads. With the proliferation of captioned films and the tremendous undertaking of captioning television programs, reading rate becomes a critical issue. By adapting the scoring procedure of the Gates McGinitie Reading Test, speed and accuracy portion, the reading rates 185 randomly selected hearing-impaired students from residential schools for the deaf were obtained. These rates were then compared with the reading rates of hearing students and extempore speech. Based on the findings, a large number of hearing impaired students would appear unlikely to benefit from captions.

Author: 
Shroyer, E., & Birch, J.
Year: 
1980
Source: 
American Annals of the Deaf, 125, 916–922
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
deafness
hearing impairment
Instructional Support: 
multimedia products and projects
multiple formats of text and notation
Output Options: 
captioning