Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dohn A. Miller

Second Committee Member

Darwin J. Goodey

Third Committee Member

John A. Schwenker


The purpose of this study was twofold: to gain a better understanding of the nature of the specific reading disability of dyslexia and to find out how a classroom teacher could best meet the needs of the dyslexic child. After reviewing and analyzing the literature dealing with this problem of reading disabilities, the writer attempted to present the significant problems confronting those planning an educational program for the child handicapped with dyslexia. The problems were: (1) early identification of the specific reading disability, (2) comprehension of the nature and causes of dyslexia, and (3) determining the special teaching methods necessary in order to help a child overcome this disability and constant failure.