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Literacy strategies used by adults with intellectual disability in negotiating their everyday community environments


Morgan, MF and Moni, KB and Cuskelly, M, Literacy strategies used by adults with intellectual disability in negotiating their everyday community environments, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 53, (3) pp. 411-435. ISSN 1443-1394 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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This paper presents the findings from one part of a participatory research investigation about the literacy strategies used by three young adults with intellectual disability in their everyday community environments. Using data collected through video recording, prompting and think-alouds, information was collected about the range of literacy events that the research partners engaged with and the strategies that they used to negotiate these events. Findings revealed that these young adults engage in literacy in their everyday lives using literacy strategies that are multiple and varied and which draw on learned school-based and context specific strategies. Visual texts enabled more effective construction of meaning. Multiple context specific examples are provided to create a snapshot of how these young adults use literacy in their everyday community environments that broadens our knowledg and understanding of the types of literacy events and strategies that they engage with.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:literacy, intellectual disability, community, strategies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Disability and functional capacity
UTAS Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:120392
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-23
Last Modified:2017-10-04
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