Reading Comprehension

Inferential Reading Comprehension for Adolescents

A story is presented and then the user is asked a series of inferential questions about the story. Inferential items do not directly appear in the story but can be inferred from the content. Logical statements are presented to help find answers when users make incorrect responses.

Literal Reading Comprehension for Adolescents

A story is presented and then the user is asked a series of literal questions about the story. Literal items appear verbatim in story. For errors, the program asks the user to find the answer in the story as a strategy for improving comprehension.

Inferential Reading Comprehension for Adults

A story is presented and then the user is asked a series of inferential questions about the story. Inferential items do not directly appear in the story but can be inferred from the content. Logical statements are presented to help find answers when users make incorrect responses.

Literal Reading Comprehension for Adults

A story is presented and then the user is asked a series of literal questions about the story. Literal items appear verbatim in story. For errors, the program asks the user to find the answer in the story as a strategy for improving comprehension.
Determine Word Functions A word is presented, and a list of possible functions is displayed. The user must identify the correct function.

Definitions Yes or No

A word is displayed along with a possible function, e.g. ‘Do elbows bend? The user must answer ‘yes or ‘no’.

Determine Word Functions

A word is presented, and a list of possible functions is displayed. The user must identify the correct function.

Open Definitions

A statement is presented, and the user must type the word that the statement is
describing, e.g. ‘the joint that lets your arm bend’.

Reading Comprehension and Picture Association

The program presents a short story. After reading the story, the user selects pictures that best answer questions about the story. There are 4 questions per story. Users respond by clicking unambiguous real-life pictures.

Reverse Definitions

A definition is supplied, and the user must identify the word described in the definition, e.g. ‘What can you bend?’ Users see a picture and are asked to type the name of the picture.

Spelling Knowledge

Users are provided with four possible spellings of a word and asked to pick the correct spelling. Users are given two chances to pick the correct spelling.

Spelling and Word Finding

Users are provided with four possible spellings of a word and asked to pick the correct spelling. Users are given two chances to pick the correct spelling.

Word Recognition

Word Recognition was designed as a lexical memory task. This program requires users to remember a list of 1-10 words and then when words are displayed one at a time, determine whether the displayed word is a member of the list. The user simply clicks a Yes or No button.