Date of Award
Education 590 Project
Master of Education
Major or Concentration
This study explored whether students with dyslexia can be supported through Tier 1 intervention in the general education setting. The school researched in this study chose to purchase a research-based program, FUNdations, which can be implemented at Tier 1, 2, or 3, to support students with language-based disabilities, including dyslexia. Students identified with dyslexia require explicit instruction in phonics and decoding skills. As the Dyslexia Center for Utah (2014) reports, dyslexia is a common language-based disability, affecting one in five learners. This study has examined teachers within the general education setting implementing FUNdations as a research-based intervention to address the needs of students with dyslexia and other struggling readers with language-based disabilities. A mixed methods approach was utilized through surveys to determine teacher preparedness, comfort, and fidelity of implementation.
Innocenti, Clarie C., "Fundations: A Systematic, Research-Based Program to Support Students with Dyslexia through Tier 1 Instruction" (2017). Student Research Submissions. 222.