Date of Award
Action Research Paper
Superseded Degree Name
Master Of Arts In Special Education
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
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.
Hussli, Brandi R., "Effects of multisensory phonics on students with cognitive disabilities" (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 357.