Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Carol L. Butterfield


The purpose of this study was to provide remedial instruction in reading to a ten year old nonreading student enrolled in the Ellensburg School District and to develop a case study that outlined the diagnostic and remedial procedures used with the subject. The case study approach was chosen as a way to document the progress of a single student whose initial diagnosis was as a nonreader. Because the initial diagnosis indicated a need to establish a sight word vocabulary, early instructional methods focused on this area.