The Observing Under-Researched Components of Instruction for Students with Dyslexia Project


The "Observing Under-Researched Components of Instruction for Students with Dyslexia" project, funded through an internal IDEAs (Academic Innovation, Development, and Exploration Awards) grant and led by Colby Hall, aims to systematically observe instruction provided by reading intervention teachers of elementary-grade students with dyslexia and explore the degree to which instructional variables are associated with student word reading and spelling outcomes. We aim to learn more about two widely used but under-researched components of instruction: multisensory activities and orthographic rules. The findings from the proposed study will provide information about the prevalence of both instructional components. It will also provide information about the degree to which these components and other instructional variables (i.e., both content and methods of delivery) are associated with student word reading and spelling outcomes. Teacher and student participants will include multilingual individuals, and there may be research questions to ask about the degree to which variables are associated with literacy gains for EL students.