Relationship between vision and reading performance among low vision students

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To determine the reading performance of low vision students after providing optimum reading material and to determine the relationship between vision and reading performance. 53 students (Form 1 to Form 5) who can read print from a Secondary Special Education School (Blind) took part in this study. Distance and near visual acuity were measured. Reading performance was determined using a comprehension test and reading speed. The students were divided into two groups based on their reading speed; Group A was those who could read at a normal reading speed ± 1S.D. while Group B was those who read at a slower reading speed (normal reading speed below 2S.D.). The normal reading speed was determined from 150 students from the main secondary stream. Comprehension test results showed that there was a significant difference (p = 0.047) between the two groups. Group A showed a higher comprehension test result than Group B. However, there was no significant difference in the distance and near visual acuity between the two groups. There were also no significant relationship on visual status (distance and near visual acuity) and reading performance (reading speed and comprehension) in the two groups. Low vision students who have a normal reading speed have better comprehension ability compared to low vision students with slower reading speed. Slower reading speed may reduce comprehension ability but it is not necessarily due to the visual status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-683
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Congress Series
Volume1282
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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Keywords

  • Comprehension
  • Low vision
  • Reading performance
  • Reading speed

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Relationship between vision and reading performance among low vision students. / Omar, Rokiah; Mohammed, Zainora.

In: International Congress Series, Vol. 1282, 09.2005, p. 679-683.

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