Lilach Temelman-Yogev

posted Jun 20, 2016, 4:10 AM by Tal Erez

I am a Phd. Student in the department of learning disabilities and working as a head of two academic-seminar courses- "Learning Disabilities" and "Reading Disabilities" in the Open University.

My research, under the supervision of Prof. Tami Katzir and Dr. Anat Prior, focuses on meta-comprehension processes (calibration of comprehension) in first (L1) and second (L2) languages reading comprehension of higher education students.

The main purpose of my research is to investigate whether calibration of comprehension is shared across languages or is it a language specific ability. A second purpose is to explore whether student'scalibration ability can be improved by direct feedback and practice. Additionally, we would like to examine the effect of working memory capacity on the ability to calibrate comprehension.

Thesis title
Meta-comprehension processes in first (L1) and second language (L2) reading comprehension:A computer based training study.

A research grant by the Israel Science Foundation. A PhD research grant by Haifa University graduate studies authority.