TB7 DL Lecture 4 MCQs; Reading comprehension +impairments

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1. What does most evidence suggest is the critical causal factor(s) in poor comprehension?

  • Verbal working memory and vocabulary
  • Verbal working memory and comprehension monitering
  • Vocabulary and swift access to representations
  • Inference skill and swift access to representations
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2. What is meant by a 'standard of coherence' in comprehension monitering?

  • A readers expectation of how good their mental model should be explaining individual variance
  • Linked to verbal ability, readers expectation of how good their mental model should be explaining individual variance
  • Linked to self esteem, a readers expectation of how good their mental model should be explaining individual variance
  • Linked to age, readers expectation of how good their mental model should be explaining individual variance

3. What is comprehension monitering?

  • The distinctness and completeness of a representation of a word reflects its quality. Includes phonological, semantic and orthographic info
  • Performance on reading comprehension tasks
  • Checking whether incoming information fits with the current representation of the situation
  • Used to establish and maintain links between premises in the text

4. How is the profile of a poor comprehender explained at a cognitive level?

  • A semantic access problem. Poor quality representations impede comprehension/swift and effective retrieval.
  • A fluency problem. Poor quality representations impede comprehension/swift and effective retrieval.

5. Do poor comprehenders have deficits in receptive AND expressive vocabulary?

  • I dont know
  • No
  • Yes
  • Maybe

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