Identifying Characteristics of Dyslexia
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Type of Work34 pages
Action Research Paper
ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this study is to determine if teachers are able to identify dyslexia characteristics. This descriptive study surveyed 44 graduate students in the Master of Education program of a small liberal arts college. The survey identified some areas where teachers are successful in identifying characteristics; however, the majority of dyslexia characteristics were not identified. Research in this area should continue with a sample of teachers in preschool to third grade. Another area of research would be how the use of and advancements in technology are helping dyslexic students and how these resources may minimize dyslexic characteristics. It is important for any student in need of interventions to receive appropriate, research-based intervention as early as possible to provide academic success.