Graduation Date

12-2013

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Education

Department or Program Chair

Lisa Ray, Ph.D.

First Reader

Debra Polack, M.A.

Abstract

Dyslexia is a central educational issue that teachers are facing today; it is important that teachers receive specific training on how to meet the educational needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms. The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of training that teachers have received, if there was a correlation between grade level and training, and if teachers have a desire for additional training. The main focus of the literature review includes an overview of dyslexia including the history and sign and symptoms. There was also an emphases on the dyslexia in the classroom, including teacher misconceptions, how to teach students with dyslexia, and the need for teacher training. The study asked teachers in a specific district to respond to a survey revolving around the amount of training they had received on how to teach students with dyslexia. The results of the survey indicated that the majority of teachers have not received an adequate amount to of training on how to meet the unique needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms.

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