Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

MA Special Education


Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education


College of Education


Kuder, Sydney J.

Committee Member 1

Xin, Joy


Learning disabled children; Reading--Aids and devices


Language and Literacy Education | Special Education and Teaching


Selecting the most efficient reading program for students with special learning disabilities has become a challenge in schools today. Currently the programs that are being produced today are either in a traditional or conventional format, which are typically designed for mainstream and general education students. Neither platform gives much thought to students with learning disabilities. The traditional and conventional reading framework is block teaching for sixty minutes. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of modifying a traditional or conventional reading framework by incorporating reading stations for students with special learning disabilities. This study was conducted over a two to three month period with twelve students in the controlled group with SLD (Specific Learning Disability) and MD (Multiple Disability), similar economic status, low to moderate reading levels but low comprehension levels, same community but different ethnic backgrounds. The data demonstrated that for all twelve participants rotated learning stations during a reading block resulted in an increase in reading levels through comprehension. The students demonstrated a good attitude towards reading through their self-examination on the ERAS survey which had increased their scores.