Disabled students, students with disabilities, or students with special needs
The inability to gather meaning from a printed items remains the most important educational concern for all students, but especially those students identified with disabilities who often struggle with reading Strobel et al., (2007). As these students move into higher grades where curricular expectations accelerate and content demands (e.g., history, science) are markedly different, text remains a central feature of most subjects and teachers rely heavily on the printed word and complex expository texts as the primary instructional tool and mode of knowledge transfer Dyck & Pemberton, (2002). Additionally, students are expected to utilize and understand the concepts and vocabulary at a greater pace and the readability level of students with disabilities, especially those with reading disabilities is low, so the students struggle to get the bit of the text. Maccini, Gagnon, & Hughes, (2002). Students with disabilities are those students who have one or more disability that prevent them from learning and doing their normal life activities. As mentioned earlier this disability may include, autism, learning disability, hearing impairment, seeing impairment, syndromes. E.t.c. Some of the challenges that these students face are problems reading and writing, poor memory, problem with math, problem with paying attention, clumsiness, unable to stay organized, e.t.c.