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Research on Using Subtitled Music for Reading Growth

A review of the report from a study of “Same Language Subtitling (SLS): Using Subtitled Music for Reading Growth” is now on the website of the U.S. Department of Education. Here are some excerpts:

What is this study about?
This randomized controlled trial examined the impacts of Same-Language-Subtitling (SLS), a karaoke-style subtitling intervention, on the reading comprehension skills of secondary school students in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Researchers randomly assigned 198 secondary school students with learning disabilities (ages 14 to 19) to either special education classrooms using the SLSintervention or comparison classrooms (special or general education). The final study sample consisted of 51 students in the intervention condition and 98 students in the comparison condition.2

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Guest Bio: Gael Hannan
Date & Time: Oct 27 2011 - 7:00pmTopic Summary:
Speechreading is a skill that improves with practice. Some people may be naturally better at it, just as some people have a knack for carpentry or music. But all people with hearing loss, whether congenital or acquired, can learn to be a better speechreader, for better communication. Speechreading is a bit like a puzzle. What do I see on her face? What do I hear her saying? What’s the subject we’re discussing? Put it all together and – eureka! This all happens almost without our realizing it, and the more we practice, the better we get.

Reading Faces: An Introduction to Speechreading is a fun webinar that will introduce participants to the basics of speechreading as an important communication strategy. The webinar will also include information on speechreading courses and ideas for practice in everyday life. Participants should have a small mirror available to practice lip movements during the course of the webinar. 
Thanks to Bob MacPherson