Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Cognition disorders; Reading (Secondary); Reading disability; Reading--Phonetic method


The researcher conducted a study on the impact of the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Approach (OGMA) to Phonics on reading levels in high school students with moderate- to high-functioning cognitive disability (see Appendix A for OGMA; see Appendix B for phonics chart). The research question was: To what extent does the OGMA to Phonics affect reading levels in moderate- to high-functioning high school students with an identified cognitive disability? The hypothesis stated there would be growth in reading fluency, comprehension, phonics and eye-tracking, while the null hypothesis stated there would be no growth. This quantitative quasi-experimental study used pre- and post-tests, created by Mindplay Educational Software (2011), to determine the effectiveness of the OGMA to phonics. Nine participants received the intervention, the independent variable; the post-test assessment results were the dependent variable.


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