Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Curriculum and Instruction, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
reading instruction; active engagement; challenging behaviors; single subject alternating treatment design
Providing support to students with challenging behaviors is a critical focus of classroom teachers’ success. Finding ways to prevent and mediate academic and behavioral difficulties is a high priority area for both research and practice. The focus of this dissertation is on the effects of implementation of Orton-Gillingham Reading intervention strategies on active engagement for students with challenging behaviors. This study is a single-subject alternating treatments design across 3 elementary school classrooms, that examined the effects of increasing the rate of teachers’ positive feedback and OTRs on students’ engagement as measured direct observations for students identified with challenging behaviors. Dissertation study methods, results, future directions and recommendations are provided.
Evanovich, Lauren L., "Examining the effectiveness of implementing Orton-Gillingham reading intervention on student engagement for elementary students with challenging behaviors." (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2469.