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Type :article
Subject :L Education (General)
ISSN :2289-8689
Main Author :Wee Philip Poh Heng,
Title :A cerebral palsy student's university reading lived experience (IR)
Place of Production :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Year of Publication :2017
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Cerebral Palsy (CP) results from an attack on the developing central nervous system, with the degree of impairment depending on individual factors, such as the location, size, nature/severity, and timing of the lesion (Blondis, 2004). Apart from motor impairments, brain dysfunction may also result in cognitive problems, which include learning disorders, such as reading difficulties. CP may well present very different profiles of instructional needs (Kedia, et al., 2014). Variations could also be in the form of those who are able to learn to read and write, as well as those who are not. As such, the reading experience may differ from one CP case to another. With this proviso, the research problem is stated. To grasp the reading problem of the university student with CP in this study, an appreciation of the context could be useful. Studies in Malaysia show that 3 out of every 10 students lack the English proficiency needed at university level (for example, Isarji Sarudin et al., 2008). Apart from her medical and physical issues, the research participant also had issues with university reading.

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