Effective reading interventions for students with dyslexia

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Keith, Sandi
King, Jourdan
Sayman, Donna

Keith, Sandi and King, Jourdan. 2017. Effective reading interventions for students with dyslexia--In Proceedings: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.47


Dyslexia is a well-recognized and prevalent learning disability. This neurodevelopmental disorder affects the ability to learn to read, write, and spell through traditional methods, as well as the ability to communicate. Despite being a recognized disability, individuals with dyslexia continue to struggle in a variety of academic areas due to the lack of specific interventions and strategies for those learners in schools. The purpose of this study is to provide educators and parents with numerous effective strategies for students with dyslexia. These strategies will focus on how to help those students with reading comprehension and fluency. Results showed that computerized accelerated reading comprehension training increased participants' rate of letter processing which correlated to increased fluency. Results also showed that there was an improvement in fluency and reading comprehension with phonics and sight word training.

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Presented to the 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2017.
Research completed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education