Date of Award


Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Guth, Nancy

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.

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