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J Child Ment Health 2015, 1(1): 27-35 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Reading Disorders in Monolingual and Bilingual Students
Homeyra Ahmadi, Osman Mahmoudi , Jabbar Saleh, Gaffar Karimian Pour
Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
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Background and objective: A high percentage of the world's population is bilingual. In many countries, including Iran, bilingual people face various lingual and learning problems. This purpose of the current study was to compare the prevalence of reading disorders in monolingual and bilingual students.

Method: Present study was a casual-comparative research. The population consisted of all the male students who were studying in the schools of Ravansar City in the 1390-91 academic year. The sample consisted of 88 participants (44 Kurdish speaker and 44 Persian speaker students) that were selected using random cluster sampling method. Data were collected using a researcher-made test for measuring vocabulary and reading comprehension and a teacher-made test for calculating the reading final scores. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance.

Results: The results showed that there was significant difference between two groups in terms of reading disorders. Monolingual students significantly scored higher in vocabulary comprehension, class tests, and overall reading scores.

Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, modifying educational programs as well as providing some special materials and courses for bilingual students can lead to their increased academic achievement and decreased learning disorders. These findings have important implications for teachers’ training programs and teaching method.

Keywords: Reading disorders, students, monolingual, bilingual
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/6 | Accepted: 2014/12/16 | Published: 2015/02/3
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Ahmadi H, Mahmoudi O, Saleh J, Karimian Pour G. Comparison of Reading Disorders in Monolingual and Bilingual Students. J Child Ment Health. 2015; 1 (1) :27-35
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فصلنامه سلامت روان کودک Quarterly Journal of Child Mental Health
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